Pachira aquatica, Malabar Chesnut, Guiana Chestnut, Provision Tree, Money Tree

Pachira aquatica

Malabar Chesnut, Guiana Chestnut, Provision Tree, Money Tree
Family: Malvaceae    (Formerly:Bombacaceae)
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Origin: Madagascar
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiBig tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantFragrant plant

This tree has a distinctively swollen trunk base - even when young. A medium height specimen tree with attractive foliage. Its showy flowers, among the largest tree flowers in the world, have long, narrow petals that open like a banana peel to reveal hairlike yellowish orange stamens.

Grow in full sun for best flower production. Used for making braided Money Tree bonsai.

In some sources Pachira aquatica is indicated as synonim of Pachira glabra (Bombax glabrum). To help identify, the leaflet shape is slighly different with the P. glabra being a bit more long and pointy and the P. aquatica a bit more round and less pointed.

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Pachira aquatica (Bombax glabra) - Malabar Peanut, Guiana Chestnut

Malabar Peanut, Guiana Chestnut. Beautiful flowering tree with edible nuts. Great for bonsai.
It is a tropical wetland tree that is native to Central and South America, known for its large, glossy leaves and its distinctive, braided trunk. The tree is often grown for its ornamental value, and is popular in both indoor and outdoor settings. It is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to those who own it, and is sometimes referred to as a "money tree." Pachira aquatica is also used in traditional medicine for a variety of purposes, including as a treatment for wounds and infections.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster

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32 oz (1 qt, 946 ml)
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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
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