Pachira (Money Tree) Help!

dustbusterDecember 17, 2012

I recently re-potted my pachira plant and after a couple of weeks of solid new growth, some of the lower leaves have started to turn brown and drop off. Am I overwatering?

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Did you change the light/location?

How long have you had it? What sort of potting mix did you use?
The top of the soil looks green for some reason.

How often do you water?


    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 2:48PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I'm sure I'm thinking the same thing Josh is - he'll guide you well.


    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 5:46PM
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i have been having a problem with my money tree.
it is only growing leaves from the bottom (near the soil) and no longer from anywhere ont he braid or the top.
it looks pretty sickly at the top, just a branch basically lingering in the air.
not sure what to started not too long ago. we moved it and put it in more sunlight, but it's look really sad :(
also, the braid feels very light/hollow.
what should i do?

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 12:00PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

If the trunks are hollow, that means they rotted, Stef.
Remove the rotted trunks completely, and hope that there is enough vitality left to re-generate
the plant from that base growth. More sunlight is good, but we also need to consider the roots,
and more importantly the mix that those roots are in.


    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 12:57PM
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