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The Money Plant Is A Great Addition To Small Gardens

Not everybody live in landed houses with front yards or back yards to do their own landscaping.

This is especially the case with urban living as more and more people prefer to live in apartments rather than houses.

But whether there is ample space for a garden or not, homeowners who love plants tend to be able to find space for them one way or another.

Some apartment households build their own mini-gardens along the corridors. Some do it on their balconies. Some even create one in a dedicated room.

And if you are going to create a garden with limited space, surely you don’t need anyone to tell you that your options are limited to small-to-medium sized plants.

There’s no need to get jealous with those with full-sized garden who are even able to set aside big spaces for trees. That’s because maintenance can be a chore.

Anyway. If you are considering small plants to add to the garden, then why not choose plants that has great symbolism as well.

And there is probably no plant more popular in feng shui than the money plant.

The money plant, as you might have guessed, is not a scientific name for the plant. It’s name in the horticultural world is pachira aquatica.

The origins of this plant becoming known as the money tree plant supposedly comes from Taiwan.

It is said that a Taiwanese farmer was facing very tough times financially. One day, he found a pachira in the farm. Struck by it’s simplistic beauty, he started to grow them and sell to the public. He struck gold with the huge demand.

It was later in the 1980s when another person started to cultivate the plant with braided trunks that gave it it’s distinctive appearance.

This braided nature of the trunks is supposed to tighten the purse strings and keep wealth for it’s owners.

The money plant has since become a favorite not just in Asia, but all over the world.

Part of this reason is due to it’s incredible resilience to different climates and weather.

This metaphorically represents that one’s wealth would be kept intact even under extreme adversity.

Something to note is that there are various plants that have been given the moniker money plant.

But unless specifically stated, people usually refer to the pachira aquatica.

They can be grown like bonsai, kept as small potted plants, or even be nurtured to grow to a medium-sized plant.

This makes them a perfect addition to all types of gardens.

So if you have space for small plant in your personal garden, or thinking about an addition to the plant family, then you can hardly go wrong with this money plant.

And if you take care of it, it might just reward you with wealth luck throughout the 4 seasons.

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