Help with my Pachira!
I have a three year old Pachira tree. (Money tree.) Up until recently he's been doing perfectly. I can't remember him loosing any leaves, or even drooping.
When I watered him today I noticed that the pot he was growing in was too small. I never moved him from the plastic one he came in.(Which seemed to be an okay size. I know, I know. That was a mistake on my part.) I felt that the roots were pressing up against the sides, and HARD. The shape was more of an oval, and I had to cut the pot to get my poor plant out. I placed him in a pot that is probably too big, but it is the best I can do for now. Should I place him a smaller one, or is a large pot okay? I've heard that they like small pots, but that a larger pot won't have any effect.
So, my problem here is that he has some discoloration on his stem. A little on the others, but mostly on the one seen in the picture. He also has a bit of yellow in two leaves, and a teeny bit on a couple more, but I don't think it's a big deal since they have been that was for a while now, and haven't gotten worse.
When I re-potted him the roots looked fine. Firm, not soggy, or browning. In fact, I think they looked great! The stem is firm everywhere, so it doesn't seem to be rotting. (I hope!) That's why I'm confused as to why my plant seems to be having a little trouble.
I keep him in indirect sunlight and in partial shade, close to my windowsill. It doesn't get to hot or dry, so I think the climate is okay. I water him when the top of the soil gets dry to the touch/sight and if there is little or practically no moisture in the center.
Am I over watering or underwatering, and why is the stem like this? Was it the small pot? Thank you so much in advance! (: