How do you care for a money plant?


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Care for a money tree plant by placing it in low or indirect light, creating a humid environment for best growth and watering it about every week. Snip off any yellow leaves, and lightly prune the plant for shape.

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Place a money tree plant indoors or outdoors in indirect light or shade. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light cause the leaves to yellow and wilt. If placing the plant in a window, rotate it regularly to get even light exposure. Choose a humid location for the plant such as a bathroom, or place it on a tray of wet pebbles to increase humidity.

Water a money tree plant once the top several inches of soil feel dry, at least every 10 days. Water the plant every week in hot or dry environments. Every two months, feed the plant a diluted timed-release water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season.

Every two years, replant the money tree in a slightly larger pot using fresh, well-drained potting soil containing perlite or peat moss. Braid the plant as it grows, wrapping twine around the top to keep it secured. Remove any dead or damaged leaves. If a limb looks diseased, snip it off using a sterilized pair of scissors.

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