Money Tree (Pachira) Reviews
Description:Pachira aquatica is a tropical wetland tree native to Central and South America where it grows in swamps. It is known by the common names Malabar chestnut, Guiana chestnut, provision tree, saba nut, and is commercially sold under the name money tree. Pachira ... more
Money Tree (Pachira) ... aquatica can grow up to 18 meters in height in the wild. It has shiny green palmate leaves and smooth green bark. Its showy flowers have long, narrow petals that open like a banana peel to reveal hairlike yellowish orange stamens. The tree is cultivated for its edible nuts which grow in a very large, woody pod. The nuts are light brown, striped with white. They are said to taste like peanuts, and can be eaten raw or cooked or ground into a flour to make bread. The leaves and flowers are also edible.
Newest Review: ... before, but the cutting looked quite attractive, so I bought it at 50p. I planted the cutting straight into a pot with good ... more
Customer Money Tree (Pachira) Reviews (1)
by - written on 06/09/01, updated on 06/09/01 (Very useful, 8553 readings)
The money plant (or Jade plant as it is known in China) has become more popular over the past few years and will often be seen gracing the foyer of an office building but even more likely to be the focus of someone's living room. It comes from the family of succulents, and looks not unlike some cactus plants, but without the prickly bits! I acquired mine two years ago when I went to a plant sale. I had never heard of it or seen it before, but the cutting looked quite attractive, so I bought it at 50p. I planted the cutting straight into a pot with good potting compost, watered it well and put it on the window sill and a few weeks later, there was evidence ... Read the complete review