Gardening Questions And Answers
Money Trees excrete sticky substances for different reasons. Sticky sap on the underside of leaves is due to the normal process of guttation. If your Money Tree looks healthy, you have nothing to worry about. However, if you notice little dark bumps or small cottony clumps, you have a pest infestation.
#5 – Don’t Let Your Luck Evaporate! As it evaporates, the air will gain more humidity. Sure to become a favourite house plant, the Money Tree is easy to care for and will repay you in green dividends (that’s foliage, not dollars) through the coming months and years. Wishing you plenty of good fortune and […]
Bright indirect light: A money tree needs daily light, but direct sunlight will scorch its leaves. It grows naturally in partial shade beneath the canopy of other trees, so provide a similar environment for it in your home. Relatively dry roots: Money trees require moist leaves, but their roots must not sit in water.
Often a Money Tree will start to sprout stems and leaves near the bottom of the trunk, which takes away from the tree-like shape that many people prefer. In this situation, you can remove the unwanted growth by cutting it about an inch away from the trunk (being careful not to cut the trunk itself).
Position your Money Tree in medium to bright indirect light, turning it every time you water it for even growth and leaf development. This plant will also adapt to low and fluorescent lights. Your Money Tree prefers deep but infrequent watering. Water your Money Tree when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry.
Like all flowering plants, money trees need proper care to bloom, but it’s not light, or a lack of light, that causes these indoor plants to fail to bloom. Outdoors, they produce flowers quite readily if their basic needs are met – and if they are pollinated. In the wild, bats pollinate money trees at […]
Have you watered your Money Tree only to notice a cloud of flies materializes out of nowhere? These are most likely fungus gnats. Fungus gnats can prove problematic for your Money Tree because their larvae eat the roots of your plant. These adult gnats live for about a week and can lay 300 eggs in […]
OVERWATERING: The most common reason for nearly every ailment your Money Tree is experiencing is overwatering. If you’ve given your plant too much water, it may have damaged the roots. When roots are damaged, they cannot send out water and nutrients to the rest of the plant, causing drooping or yellowing leaves.