what is wrong with my money tree and how to fix

guvenchJune 10, 2013


I have a money tree that I got from a friend. There are about 5 braid. 3 of them were dead when I got it. The fourth one just died in couple weeks ago. I do not want the last one die however some of its green leaves are turning to yellow. I water once a week and it looked like it was enjoying that at the beginning so I do not think I have been over-watering. I would appreciate any help.

Thanks in adv.


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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

The other onnes can grow back

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 2:21PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Is that where it normally sits? In an office with no light?

First, it needs light. If you can't put it in outdoor shade, put it as close to a window as possible.

Secondly, remove all of those dead trunks. They most certainly will not grow back. They are decomposing in the pot and creating rotten conditions. That's fine in a south American wetland, but not in a container.

When you remove the dead trunks, you'll want to re-pot the live trunk in a mix that is porous and free-draining - a mix that can be thoroughly flooded and then drained well. This will help avoid root-rot during the Winter.

Two weeks after the re-pot and re-location, you'll want to begin fertilizing the plant.


    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 12:16PM
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