Pachira aquatica, twisted stem

Pachira aquatica

Pachira aquatica, twisted stem

Pachira aquatica
A complicated beauty
The Pachira Aquatica is a true swamp plant with tangled stems and large leaves. In China, a Patchira with a five fingered leaf is a symbol of luck. That's why it is often given away as a gift with a few bank notes tucked inside.

Pachiras grow in marshes and river beds in Central America. They are also called money tree and they can be twenty metres tall. Pachiras are happiest in a warm and bright spot.
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Pachira aquatica, twisted stem
Pachira aquatica, twisted stem
Specifications:
Latin name: Pachira aquatica
Delivery type: Delivered as plant in nursery pot
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Growing Height: 130 - 150 cm
Planting+

What do I need?
• Planter
• Potting soil
• Hydro grains (optional)

How to plant the Pachira in a pot?
This houseplant is delivered in a standard growers pot. It’s best for the growth of the Pachira to plant it in a decorative planter. Select a pot that is at least 20 percent larger than the growers pot.

Cover the bottom of the decorative planter with a layer of potting soil. Does the decorative pot have a hole? Then start with a layer of hydro grains, so the water can drain away. The Pachira should be 1 to 2 cm below the rim. Remove the growers pot and place the plant in the middle of the decorative pot. Fill the pot with fresh potting soil and press it down slightly.

Care+

What do I need?
• A watering can
• A plant sprayer
• Plant nutrition

How do I take care of my Pachira?
Pachiras are super strong marsh plants. Water them with rain water (it doesn't contain as much lime) regularly so the soil remains somewhat moist.

Give the plant plenty of water at once they like that better than little by little. Add a little plant nutrition to the water in spring and summer, and make sure your Pachira doesn't become waterlogged. Spray the leaves with rain water occasionally to ensure a high humidity they just love that.

A Pachira requires less water in winter, and it is best to move it into a cooler room.

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