Chinese money trees, often considered to bring good luck and fortune to the owner, are actually very easy to grow. Here is some basic information about the Chinese money tree as well as instructions on how to grow and care for it.
Chinese money trees are small trees with twisted trunks that almost look braided. They have several clusters of about five leaves, ranging from green to an orange color. They can be kept small like a bonsai tree or can grow up to six feet tall.
When planting a Chinese money tree, you must decide how large you want it to get. Keeping it in a small pot will prevent your tree from getting large. However, planting it in a large pot or outside will allow it to grow very tall.
Caring for Chinese money trees is not hard. They will survive reasonably well with only minimal care. However there are a few things you need to know in order to care for them properly. These types of trees survive best with low or indirect sunlight. If you are growing them inside, you can place them by a window only if it faces north or south. Money trees need to be watered well, but you should let the soil dry out in between watering them. This will be easier if you put them in a sandy potting soil that drains easily. It is not necessary to give them fertilizer, as they will survive quite well without it, but you can fertilize them every 2 weeks or so. They also do well in average room temperature with high humidity. If you plant your tree outside, do not water it as often during the winter.
If the leaves become dry, water your tree a little more often and pinch off or prune the dry leaves.