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Pruning back growth on your Money Tree

Money trees grow very quickly. Sometimes if left to grow, the leaves will grow long and tall.  However, if you would like to compact the growth and keep it closer to the trunk of the tree, it’s very easy to prune back your leaves. Make the cut at exactly the point you would like new growth to appear. Over time, new growth will appear around the cut.  The new growth usually has shorter stems with vibrant...

Maintaining Good Trunk Health on a Money Tree

The health of a money tree largely depends on the healthiness of the trunk.  Money trees do not have a long root structure.  Most of the nutrients are absorbed through the roots that develop from the base of the trunk. The best way to keep your money tree healthy is to ensure that the trunk stays healthy and does not get soggy or rotten.  The leading cause for people to lose their money trees is by...

Preparing your Bonsai for the winter

During winter, certain species of bonsai trees  (Chinese Elms and Other Specialty Trees) will lose their leaves. Some bonsai beginners may feel as though their bonsai trees are dying. Fortunately, many bonsai trees are hardy and can sprout new leaves quite easily if they are tricked into thinking it is still spring. You will need to create a greenhouse atmosphere during the day to keep the tree extremely warm,...

Bugs: the good & the bad.

Bugs, for most of us they are to be squished upon contact, for some a scream and “get away from me!” reaction, and for the few as pets. But no matter how you look at it, we all have to live with them on this planet which we, and them, consider as home. Did you know that more than a million species have been classified while an estimated 20+ millions are unclassified? That potentially makes up over 80% of all...

What is a Money Tree Plant?

Many people have probably told you that money doesn’t grow on trees, but they do! Sort of… The Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) is a plant that has many legends and beliefs originating from China. Although there are many tales and stories as to its beginnings, the most common story is that a truck driver in Taiwan had decided to braid the trunks of five small trees in a single pot. A more legendary tale floats...

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