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How do you care for money tree plants?

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Care for a money tree plant by placing it in indirect light or a shady spot, making sure it gets plenty of humidity, watering it regularly and fertilizing in twice a month. Trim off any dead or damaged leaves.

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Unless you live in a location with natural humidity and minimum temperatures of 25 degrees Fahrenheit, plant a money tree plant in a pot that can be taken indoors during the winter. Use well-drained potting soil containing perlite or peat moss. Place the plant in a window with indirect or mellow light, or place it outside in the shade. Because the money tree plant requires humidity, it thrives in a bathroom. Otherwise, mist it lightly every day, or place it on a tray of wet pebbles.

Water the plant regularly when the top couple of inches of soil dries out, but make sure that the deeper layers remain moist at all times. Water the plant more often during hot or dry weather. Feed the plant twice a month with diluted water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season, or feed it with a timed-release fertilizer four times a year.

Although the money tree plant doesn't need to be pruned, the trunk can be braided, but this needs to be done while the plant is still young. Otherwise, only snip off yellowed and damaged foliage. Repot the plant every two years.

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