How to Buy a Money Tree

When buying a Pachira aquatica, also known as the Money Tree, consider the following factors to ensure you're getting a healthy plant:

Healthy Leaves

Look for a plant with vibrant, glossy green leaves. Avoid plants with yellowing, browning, or drooping leaves, as these can indicate stress or disease.

Strong Stems

The stems should be sturdy and upright, not floppy or weak. Avoid plants with mushy or discolored stems.

Root Health

If possible, check the roots to ensure they are white or light-colored and firm. Avoid plants with dark, mushy, or foul-smelling roots, as these can indicate root rot.

No Pests

Inspect the plant for any signs of pests, such as webs, sticky residue, or visible insects.

Size and Shape

Choose a plant with a balanced and attractive shape that fits well in your space. Pachira aquatica can grow quite tall, so consider the mature size when making your selection.

Soil and Potting

Check the soil to ensure it's not overly dry or waterlogged. Also, check the pot for good drainage holes, as Pachira aquatica prefers well-draining soil.

Overall Condition

Choose a plant that looks well-maintained and free from damage or signs of stress.


Purchase your plant from a reputable nursery or seller to ensure you're getting a healthy, quality plant.

By paying attention to these factors, you can select a healthy Pachira aquatica that will thrive in your home or office. Looking to get one for yourself? Check out our collection here!

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