October 08, 2020

Money Trees, otherwise known as Pachira aquatica, are braid-able, miniature trees that are popular houseplants. If you have a young Money Tree that you’d like to learn how to braid, follow these steps below.

1. You will need three stems to braid

This is just the minimum amount as there are ways to braid with four stems. Wait until you have three young plants of roughly the same size, all with green stems that have not yet turned woody. 


2. Make sure the stems are 7-10” in height before you begin the braid.

All the stems have to be planted close together in order for the braiding to work. 


3. Loosely twist the young stems into 2-3” of braid, and gently tie the top with a piece of string. 


4. Every few months, continue to braid the new growth and retie the string.


5. After about 6-8 months, the plant will have a woody, braided trunk and the new growth will umbrella out from the top in a beautiful cluster. 

Does this seem like a lot of work? Do you just want the braided tree now? We have them available in glass planter arrangements, braided and all. Shop our Air-Purifying Plant selection today! 


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