Money Trees Leaf and Trunk Health

Money Tree leaf and trunk health

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Known for its big bushy canopy that can grow to an impressive size, the tropical Money Tree is said to bring good luck and fortune. Typically easy to care for, it does on occasion experience a few issues (in addition to not making it rain 💵). Here are the most common ailments and solutions. 

  • Leaf Discoloration - yellow leaves are a sign that your plant needs more light. White spots or browning leaves could mean that your plant is being burnt in direct light. Money Trees prefer bright, indirect light - somewhere near a window but not in the path of direct sun. Check out our illustrated light guide here

  • Leaf Drop and Wrinkles - the culprit? Temperature fluctuations! Native to the tropics of central and south America, this plant thrives in warm and humid temps, ideally somewhere between 55F to 75F. Add misting to your routine between waterings and your plant will thank you.

  • Trunk health - arguably the most impressive part of the tree, the trunk can fall victim to overwatering and become soggy or wrinkly. Money trees like their soil on the drier side. Make sure the soil is dry to the touch between each watering.



Considered a powerful symbol of good luck and prosperity, it has a meticulously-braided trunk under a beautiful canopy of leaves which expand with time.