Money Tree, Pachira aquatica

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Money Tree, Pachira aquatica

Post  Ryan on Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:05 am

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has ever tried growing Money Tree, Pachira aquatica as a bonsai. They are sold in all the big box stores around here as bonsai, but the leaves just make the trees look out of proportion. Has anyone been able to actually reduce the size of the leaves to much smaller than they normally are? Would these trees fare well to defoliation? Thanks everyone!

P.S. I mean the single trunked trees, not the braided kind.

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Pachira aquatica

Post  bonsaisr on Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:06 pm

If the big box stores could make money by selling philodendrons as bonsai, they would.
You can put a money tree in a bonsai pot & put lipstick on a pig, with the same result.
No, it is not bonsai material and the leaves do not reduce. It is a houseplant.
Iris

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Re: Money Tree, Pachira aquatica

Post  Mangku on Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:19 am

My Pachira looks like a bonsai but still a house plant








I keep my Pachira in same pot about 16 years old, I keeping it since it was a small one. As you look in these pics some leaves become smaller than the original leaf. Some people believe that by keeping this plant in our house if pachira grows well we should have a fortune, good income etc. But I dont believe it. I just like the five trunk binded into one, its look like a bonsai


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