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what is wrong with my money tree and how to fix

Posted by guvench PA - Pittsburgh (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 10, 13 at 14:03

Hi,

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.

Gwench


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RE: what is wrong with my money tree and how to fix

The other onnes can grow back


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RE: what is wrong with my money tree and how to fix

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.


Josh


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