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Pachira aquatica - Braided Bonsai Money Tree (4" pot)

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About This Product

Pachira aquatica - Braided Bonsai Money Tree (also known as the Malabar Chestnut) is a member of the mallow family of plants known as Malvaceae. It can be found in parts of Central and South America growing in tropical wetlands and swamps. According to Chinese legend, good luck and fortune will follow when you have a Money Tree in your home. Pachira aquatica is a very popular plant to be used in Feng Shui and also for Bonsai. Pachira aquatica is often confused with Pachira glabra in the trade and mislabeled. They are very close in appearance and hard to tell apart by just looking at the foliage. This plant has a braided trunk which makes it a very interesting houseplant. In the wild, this plant can reach heights of 60 feet and will flower and produce a nut. Pachira aquatica needs bright light and moist soil.

USDA Hardiness Zone 10-12

Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

Pachira aquatica - Braided Bonsai Money Tree makes a great houseplant. Its forgiving nature when it comes to watering can be a good starter plant for someone new to indoor gardening.

Josh's Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.

Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

Pachira aquatica - Braided Bonsai Money Tree can handle moist, humid environments of vivariums and terrariums. Due to the size, it is recommended only for larger tanks.

As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Plants from Josh’s Frogs are specifically grown to be safe for use with animals. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance.


The plant pictured is in a 4" pot. Plant roughly 12" tall.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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cute and great product

The only reason I took away a star is for the fact that the tree arrived with a few broken leaves and branches. But other than that fact it is a strong healthy and beautiful bonsai. I recommend this to anyone looking into it

Gecko Guy

They love it

My two geckos love this plant and are always climbing on it. They may love it a bit too much as they tend to pull leaves off but they grow back fast enough that this isnt much of a problem.

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