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6 Occasions to Gift A Money Tree Plant

June 30, 2020

2020 has been a rough year, period. So when you have an occasion to give a gift, why not give one that is thought to bring luck to its owner? Money tree plants are low-maintenance, making them perfect for experienced green thumbs and beginners alike!

According to legend, a man prayed for money and then became rich by growing multiple trees from one tree he found in the wetlands. He credited the tree for his newfound wealth, giving the money tree plant its name. Practitioners of feng shui often turn to money trees as a means of creating positive energy in living spaces.

A Money Tree Plant is a Perfect Gift for These Occasions

Money trees are thought to bring luck and prosperity to their owners. Next time you have one of these events coming up, give a money tree plant. We could all use more luck in our lives.

1. Birthdays

Here’s to making another successful rotation around the sun! Speaking of sun, money tree plants only need indirect sunlight, making them ideal for low-light spaces.

2. Anniversaries

Love has brought them this far; why not add a little luck? Money tree plants typically sprout six leaves on each stem, but if you count one with seven, it’s thought to bring even more luck.

3. Housewarming

Moving into a new home is no small feat, whether it’s an apartment, house or condo. Celebrate their investment with a plant that matches practically every decor. Feng shui enthusiasts recommend placing them in the southeast corner of a home. That corner is said to be ruled by greenery and wood.

4. New job

Starting a new job can be intimidating. A cheerful money tree plant will remind them of you and perk up any office setting. If they’re moving into a corner office, remind them not to put their plant baby in direct sunlight because it could burn its leaves. Money tree plants also have air-purifying qualities, and everyone in the office can benefit from that!

5. Graduation

They’re starting a new chapter and they’re ready to face the world. Your graduate may be super busy looking for a new job and going to job interviews, so give them a plant that only needs 6 to 8 ounces of water every few weeks.

6. Just because

Maybe you just want to give someone a gift because you’re a nice person — we love that! A money tree plant is perfect for anyone, regardless of their plant care experience. To recap, they’re low-maintenance, don’t need a lot of light or water, they match any decor and they purify the air. They’re the perfect gift to let someone know you’re thinking of them, and they’ll think of you every time they see it.

Quick Money Tree Plant Care Tips

  • You can easily overwater your money tree plant. Overwatering can cause root rot, which is a common problem. For a 5-inch money tree, water with 2 ice cubes or 3 tablespoons of water once a week. In general, money trees only need about 6-8 ounces of water every three weeks.
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Repot every year or two to a slightly larger pot
  • Rotate it 90 degrees once a week for even growth