How to Care for Your Houseplants

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The Money Tree plant (Bombacaceae) Is more of a bonsai type houseplant. It will grow about 10ft. tall and the trunk is usually braided given it that bonsai look.

City water contains microorganisms and contaminants, that that will make your Money Tree lose it leaves or give it a droopy brownish look. Always use distilled or rain water only and fertilize with a water soluable fertilizer on a regular basis. You will see a big difference within weeks.

This plant likes lots of indirect sunlight leave indoors underneath a skylight or large window with blinds would be almost perfect. Most folks tend to over water this plant. If leaves start to drop and turn yellow you are probably overwatering. Let them dry out before watering again.

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Check your plants at least once per week, look for pests, insects etc... Brown tip leaves could indicate overwatering. Be sure to isolate the plant whenever insects are present. Use a good all purpose insect spray ask for it at your nearest Full time nursery.

You should clean your houseplants reguarly, remove dead or dying leaves. If your plant is over-infested with insects trash it or at least isolate it from other houseplants. Make sure to wrap it in plastic and dump inside your garbage bin.

Color Your World Nursery Located in Las Cruces, NM will usually carry the money tree plant. Be sure to ask for them at your local retail/wholesale nursery.

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