Starbright Plant/Flower Care Guide

Money Tree

Money Tree
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Light

Bright light, but no direct sun. Thrives under fluorescent light.

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Water

Money tree plant likes water in big gulps. Water thoroughly, until water comes out the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot, then allow the top 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) to dry out between waterings. Avoid getting water on the trunk, which causes stem rot. Water less in winter.

Humidity

Moderate to high. Try to keep the relative humidity at 50% or higher. Set the pot on a tray of wet pebbles to raise the humidity around it.

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Temperature

Average room temperatures 60-75°F/16-24°C

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Soil

Use a peat moss-based potting mix with perlite or sand added for good drainage.

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Fertilizer

Feed every 2 weeks in spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

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Propagation

Seeds or stem tips. Take stem tip cuttings in spring, with at least 2 leaf nodes attached. Dip the cut end in rooting hormone powder then place it in moist potting mix. Be patient -- it can take several weeks to root.