repotting money tree

dave228September 18, 2009

will repotting my money tree in a significantly larger pot than it was originally in kill it? I already planted it and then found out they like to be rootbound..... should i re-repot it into a smaller pot?

thanks Dave

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calistoga_al

I am not sure what you have, but if it is Lunaria, often called the Money Plant, I would not bother to repot it. Al

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 10:15AM
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dave228

http://www.taiwanplant.com/images/moneytree_2-5-7galshort.jpg

theres a picture of the tree I've got. its a pichira aquatica.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   September 22, 2009 at 7:24PM
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calistoga_al

I am curious as to the botanical name of your braided tree, but see no problem with a larger pot as long as the potting soil is VERY well drained. A small plant in a large pot is only a problem if the soil is depending on the plant to remove the water that will not drain from the pot. Most bagged potting soils available at garden centers would benefit from having about 20% perlite added before being used to improve the drainage. Al

    Bookmark   October 5, 2009 at 9:33AM
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rosco_p(z6a ont.canada)

Hi; don't mean to barge in but I believe the botanical name of the so called money tree is Pachira aquatica

    Bookmark   October 5, 2009 at 9:37PM
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calistoga_al

Thanks rosco for the name. I see no connection with the common name of "Money Tree" unless it refers to the possible profits of nurseries selling it. Would like to see it in bloom, especially when it has been braided as pictured. Al

    Bookmark   October 6, 2009 at 8:35AM
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