unhappy Money Tree. plz help

ohnonotthehamsterDecember 27, 2010

I have had my braided money tree for about two years now. It was doing fine until recently, its leaves that were coming in new started curling but still growing very long almost as if it had arthritis. Weord way to describe it but it looks like wrinkled deformed curled hands. Thhe older leaves have also started falling off. Ive been watering it about every two weeks and it gets about 4 hours of indirect sunlight a day. I also wanted to maybe wash off the roots and replant it to see if that would help. And also prune it, I have never pruned a plant before so if someone wouldnt mind telling me how to do so that would be fantastic. thanks

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Howdy!

Can you provide it more light?

How large of a container is it in, and for how long has it been in the same potting mix?

Right now is not the optimal time to re-pot or prune. I would wait until May to re-pot,
at which point I would prune the roots (not the top) and replace all the old mix with new,
porous, free-draining mix - not bagged potting soil but a custom blend.

I'll attach a link to the re-potting that I did earlier this year.

Josh

Here is a link that might be useful: Pachira (Money Tree) - Spring re-potting pics

    Bookmark   December 27, 2010 at 11:57PM
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