Every single time I go back to my hometown, I am always pitched a different gt-rich-quick scheme. Although I know these are all complete B.S., I went grocery shopping with my mom and came across a ‘money tree’ at Trader Joes…It seemed promising so I wanted to learn more.
Turns out that the concept of a ‘money tree’ has been around for a while now. Pachira Aquatica, AKA ‘money tree’, is a tropical plant that is native to Central and South America. They are generally very easy to take care of indoors and are practically kill-proof, according to Apartment Therapy.
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According to Epic Gardening, the reason it is called a money tree is because of the five leaves found on each stem, a number which represents the elements.
It’s one of many different money plants identified in feng shui, which you can read more about on The Spruce.
The plant has been popping up at Costco, Trader Joe’s, and a number of other retailers. We are definitely going to get one after all the money we spent during the holiday season!