The Money Tree, also known as the Jade Plant, Friendship Tree, and Lucky Plant, is known for brining good luck to it's owners. Its scientific name is Crassala ovata, and Feng Shui experts commonly prescribe Money Trees to those wishing to change their fortunes for the better. Whether the Money Tree will bring you financial bliss or not, they make beautiful house plants with their thick, dark green succulent leaves and star shaped flowers.
Growing your own Money Tree is easy if you follow these tips.
In order to get started, you will need:
* A cutting from a Money Plant
* A glass jar or small pot of moist but freely draining soil
Once you have the tools you need, you can get started! Follow these steps:
1. Like most succulents, Money Plants are one of these easy plants to propagate from cuttings. Often branches will break from established Money Plants and grow roots where they fall on the earth. Choose a healthy looking specimen with glossy leaves to take your cutting from.
2. Make your cutting with a clean, sharp blade to avoid spreading plant infections and diseases. You should make your cutting about 4” long and cut off any leaves on the lower inch of the cutting.
3. Place your cutting in a glass or jar of water or plant directly into your pot of soil.
4. If you are growing your cutting in a glass of water, roots should appear within a couple of weeks. At this stage you can plant on, into a medium sized pot of freely draining soil.
In addition the above, here are some helpful tips for growing your tree:
Wayne Tammons is an avid nature lover and environmentalist. He currently works for Atlanta Tree Services and lives with his family in Johns Creek, GA.
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All I needs is a picture of the soil and water.
I appreciate your dropping by, but don't really understand your question. Could you be more specific?
Hi, my friend gave me a 4 inch cut price from the tree in the same way as above, and I was wondering can I put the plant outdoors for the whole year or do I have to keep it indoors, also can I plant the 4 inch tree outside, eventhough it has no roots?
I am not an expert on growing money trees, but I believe they are really picky plants when it comes to the outdoors conditions. For example, the outside temperature should not go below 41 degrees F. In addition, they are not really fond of direct sunlight. Hopefully Wayne, whose guest article the above text is, will care to comment on this with a little more detail.
can money plant grow only in water?
I haven't tried it myself, but I know of people who used to grow them only in water. In this case I would suggest using only well water, not tab water due to the added chlorine in the latter which definitely affects the health of the plants.
Moneyplant/friendship tree /lucky plant/Jade plant. Whatever you want to call it, as it's known by all these names. It is very easy to grow from a cutting. It requires very little attention. Does well in pots inside house, in cold climates and inside or outside on patios, etc. in sunny climates. I just love my Crassala Ovatas.
Thanks, Elpojohn, for this short but informative piece.
Anita Byrne says:
I have a money plant and I have tried the leafs in water with only one successful attempt .... but I have noticed further up the top of tree some roots are starting to grow out the side of trunk and was wondering what I should do with them !!
anthony Phillip says:
Once only I took the Money Plant Tree from my office and put at my house. It was growing good but my father by mistake pull the Tree. Then the Tree was broken into pieces and then I took the broken tree and put in waterbottle and then it was not growing and throw it away. But again I want to put it in my new House.
We wish you a lot of luck with your new money tree, Anthony.
How much does a fend shui money tree cost?
It can be anywhere from $10 to several hundreds, depending on the size, quality, arrangement and other elements.
Any thoughts on where should I put my money tree in order to get the maximum feng shui benefit.
The principle is to locate the wealth corner of your home. It should be the leftmost corner if you are at the dorway looking into your home. For individual rooms, the same principle applies. Once you have located the wealth corner, put your money tree there. That is, of course, if that place gets the necessary sunlight for your three to thrive.
We have a money tree in our house and would like to repot it in a bigger pot. But what we don't know is whether or not it's ok to do so.
It should be ok. Using a bigger pot will allow the plant to grow bigger. Winter is great for that because most of the plants are dormant during winter season. Be careful not to damage the roots. Break the pot if you have to, rather than damaging the roots. Use quality potitng soil. That should do the job.
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Liz Dervish says:
I have a lovely money tree that belonged to my mother. It is in the conservatory which has no heating. Is it ok to leave it there when outside if freezing or should I bring it indoors ? From Liz
Even though money tree is capable of handling short periods of cold weather, it is much better off indoors.