Many cultures believe Benjamin can bring good luck, prosperity, and financial success. Most stems have five to six leaves, but if you get one with seven leaves, it's considered to be a sign of incredibly good fortune. That makes him like the four-leaf clover meets Willy Wonka golden ticket of houseplants.
Medium to bright indirect light.
Water once a week, when soil is completely dry.
Prefers higher humidity, so don't place him next to a heater.
Lower maintenance than your Netflix subscription.
Pro-tip: You can shape this plant any way you want by tying the stems together or pushing them apart as they grow.
The pachira aquatica is native to Mexico, Central America and South America. In its natural habitat, it can grow up to 60 feet tall (versus six feet tall indoors) and without braids.
Its name is derived from early Feng shui practitioners, who believed that this plant created positive energy for any room that it was placed in. It was believed that each new leaf on the stems would bring added financial success.
Yes, that is why our office is full of money trees and money trees only.
Small: Around 12 inches tall with a container width of 4 inches.
Size will vary.