How do i take care of a chinese money tree plant?

Recently, my wife & I bought a "money tree" - one of those Chinese plants that is supposed to bring you good luck. Unfortunately, I'm terrible with plants, an frequently end up losing the poor things soon after we buy them.

So, does anybody have any tips for taking care of a money tree? It's a fairly big one, and very pretty, but the leaves have been drooping & looking very crinkly. I'm worried it's not doing well, and I'd really like to keep it. Shame to see such a beautiful plant go to waste. Thanks!

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My money tree is getting very large. Can you give me transplanting advice.


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how do you prune the money tree to keep the leaves low to the twisted trunk without the long stems? I have seen plants where they are bushy and leaves are keeped low to the stock.

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could any light be used on the plant

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Are these plants poisonous? I have small children and was worried!!

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my lovely monay tree seems to be dying I've had it for 7 years. It is a big tree that has kept growing more and more new trees. I't spot is big, it's leaves fleshy and the trunk is like a strong tree. However, it has now started to lose whole big branches, althought the leaves look fleshy and healthy. It has lost so much of it's branches it is now looking almost bare.

I'm so upset this tree has been through all kinds of moves with us and alwaqys survived we do love it. It is/was very big. this has all happened over a couple of weeks.

Please help

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my lovely monay tree seems to be dying I've had it for 7 years. It is a big tree that has kept growing more and more new trees. I't spot is big, it's leaves fleshy and the trunk is like a strong tree. However, it has now started to lose whole big branches, althought the leaves look fleshy and healthy. It has lost so much of it's branches it is now looking almost bare.

I'm so upset this tree has been through all kinds of moves with us and alwaqys survived we do love it. It is/was very big. this has all happened over a couple of weeks.

Please help

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I think I may have over watered my money tree. Some of the leaves are yellow and a few have dropped. Do I cut off the yellow leaves or just let nature take it coarse? Right now we are letting the soil dry up but it is still very wet. Should I be doing something more than that? We have had this money plant for a little over a year and it stands about 3 feet tall. This is the 1st sign of a problem since we have had this tree. We were unaware of the over watering issue until now and would like save this plant from becoming to damaged that it doesn't look right. Please help with some advise. Thank you Pam

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The money tree also known as a jade tree is succulent which cannot tolerate over-watering. It is found in hot, dry areas which experience a huge drop in temperature at night. Though it rarely flowers indoors, but if given the right conditions, like the cacti, it can produce tiny star like flowers which are white/pink in color.

As a houseplant, they resemble miniature trees and require good light to grow though you should not expose a young plant to full sunlight. Because yours is fully grown direct exposure to sunlight shouldn't hurt.

Allow the soil to dry completely in between watering and do not spray mist the plant. Under-watered succulents will have 'crinkled' leaves and over-watered ones will start to turn soft and yellow and start to drop.

Because your leaves are crinkled and drooping you may need to water it more. Use a fertilizer specially formulated for cacti/succulents.

This plant propagates easily with leafs planted with the bottom end in soil. This plant like all succulents is prone to mealy bug attack.



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Lambling, if your plant is still alive, it needs to be repoted, your roots are fighting hard to keep that big tree alive, but they can only do so much in a smaller pot, make sure you pott it in a moister controll soil (example: miricale grow moister controll) there are also products that can be added to prevent the all to coman over wattering problem (soft sorb; Soil Moist). To re pot, gently remove plant from its pot, gently shake the roots, ( i use the lift and drop method my self) to lossen up any excess soil (you don't want to use the old soil, you want as much new as you can get touching the root. When you repot (now this is the tricky part and if you have a big plant you may need an extra hand) hold the plants in the air above the pot (let the roots dangle untill they arfe just above the bottom of the pot as you start filling in soil, this prevents the roots from gretting "clumped" and compeeting with eachother for the same nutrients.


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Hi,
I bought a chinese money plant a year ago. It was doing pretty well until i noticed a month ago that its leaves were curling up and eventually falling off.
Please help ! Do you think it is pest infected?

Thanks much !


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