Chinese Money Plant Profile  

Written by Joy

Sep 09 2021

Chinese Money Plant Profile  

Chinese Money Plant is a small evergreen tree of the bombacaceae family, also known as Malabar chestnut, Chinese and American kapok, goose paw money. Costa Rica, Australia and some small islands in the Pacific Ocean are native to Latin America. They are also distributed in tropical areas of southern China.

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Chinese Money Plant - Most Common House Plant

Chinese Money Plant morphological characteristics

Small trees are normally 4-5 m tall, loosely crowned, young branches chestnut brown and glabrous. Leaflets short-stalked or subsessile, oblong, acuminate, basally cuneate, entire, glabrous above, abaxial surface and petiole rusted stellate hairs. Apical leaf axils of single branches of flowers; Pedicels stout, 2 cm long,shed, covered with yellow stellate hairs. Petals yellowish green, narrowly lanceolate to linear, up to 15 cm long, upper half inversely curving. Seeds are large, irregularly ladder-wedge-shaped, 2-2.5 cm long and 1-1.5 cm wide, epidermis dark brown, with white threads, containing multiple embryos. Flowering from May to November, the fruit has been mature, seeds after landing natural germination.

Chinese Money Plant growth habit and growing environment and distribution

Chinese Money Plant, evergreen trees, the high temperature and high humidity climate, cold hardiness, seedling cream frost, adult trees are resistant to light cream and 5-6 c low temperature for a long time. It can be outdoor wintering in the southern China region, but the areas north of the winter should be moved to a warm greenhouse, breathable water silty loam, and acidic soil. Avoid heavy alkaline soil, the resistance to water wet, and a drought.
Costa Rica, Australia and some small islands in the Pacific Ocean are native to Latin America. They are also distributed in tropical areas of southern China. Fortune tree for perennial evergreen shrubs, like warm, humid, sunny or slightly sparse shade environments. In recent years, through cultivation and breeding, it has been widely spread to urban and rural families in China, Hainan, Leizhou Peninsula and other areas.

Chinese Money Plant efficacy and role

Chinese Money Plant  can be used as a shade tree in landscaping, used for shade.Chinese Money Plants are used in gardens and green spaces, and are often planted in some scenic spots. Chinese Money Plant is a tall evergreen tree, which can grow up to 10m trunk with a large canopy, forming a large shade, which can shade the hot sun, regulate the temperature, and bring a good and comfortable rest environment. Chinese Money Plant has flat leaves, no bad smell, strong growth and fertility, and can adapt to different ecological environments. Its shape is also of high ornamental value.

Chinese Money Plant cultivation

The newly introduced plants should not be changed in the same year, and no nitrogen fertilizer should be applied to control the growth of young branches and protect the crown of trees. Making a fortune tree to moisture adaptability is stronger. In outdoor flood irrigation or indoor more than ten days do not water, it also won't produce waterlogging and drought to cause the leaf to turn yellow. Water indoor 3~5 days in summer, 5~10 days in spring and autumn. Whether sunshine or wet conditions, it still has strong adaptability. For a long time under low light, the branches are thin, petioles droop, leaves are light green, and the position in the basin should not be changed in terms of management. The plant prefers warm environments and does not tolerate cold, and its growth temperature is between 18 ℃ and 30℃.