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Help with ID

Posted by JonnyM none (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 23, 13 at 12:56

Hi I bought this plant a month ago but cant remember what the shop assistant said it was! Its been struggling a bit and loosing leafs and would like to help it recover with the help of an ID

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RE: Help with ID

Hi Jonny.

Your plant is a braided, Pachira aquatica..Common name, Lucky Bamboo or Money Tree.

RE: Help with ID

Wow quick! many thanks Im a plant newbie!

RE: Help with ID

Hi Jonny,

Nice plant, I agree it's a Pachira, common name Money Tree.

Pls. if I may, I've only ever seen Lucky Bamboo used for Dracena, not Pachira, whose only common name I've seen used is Money Tree. I just don't wish to add more common name confusion to the mix. Another common reason to try & avoid common names where possible.

Jonny, it's likely to be a drainage problem, related to whatever kind of mix it's in do you know? There's some good reading around here about mixes & fast drainage. You may wish to read around some & search other Pachira posts here, now that you have its name. Good luck w/ it.

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