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Pachira aquatica

LARGE, 80-100 cm tall - Tree with edible chestnut-like fruits, native to Tropical America in swampy areas.  The swollen trunk helps it to resist seasonal droughts. It can be kept low and grown as a houseplant, just as its relative Pachira glabra, which is often sold with a braided trunk.

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Pachira aquatica produces edible chestnut-like fruits. It is a tree of the mallow family Malvaceae, native to Central and South America where it grows in swamps. The swollen trunk helps it to resist seasonal droughts.

It is known by the common names Malabar chestnut, Guiana chestnut, provision tree, saba nut, monguba (Brazil), pumpo (Guatemala) and is commercially sold under the names money tree and money plant. This tree can be kept low and grown as a houseplant, just as its relative Pachira glabra, which is often sold with a braided trunk.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 300cm & more
Botanical family Malvaceae
Light Sun
Light Medium
Light Shade
Minimum winter temperature 5 ºC to 15 ºC
Flowering Season Autumn
Plant type Woody
Color White
Care Pot
Care Indoor plants
Shape Trees