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How to Grow and Look After a Money Tree Plant With Flowers

Linda's passion for gardening has encouraged her to write about growing different types of organic vegetables and flowers. I love veggies.

How to Care for Money Tree (Jade) Plant

Money Tree – once it's established just needs water and baby bio liquid fertiliser (that's what I use for my indoor plants) now and again. Just make sure you don't over water them, they don't want much to drink. So easy to grow and look after. It looks after itself really once you put it in the pot with compost.

If it outgrows it's pot, then it is time to repot in a bigger container. Sometimes you have to be careful because the leaves and branches are quite heavy so it is better to take off some of it. What I did with mine, I cut off some branches and planted it to another pot and it grew so I gave it to my neighbour. Money Tree plant grow so easily and needs very little care once the plant is established.

How to Grow Money Tree(Jade) Plant

Money tree (Jade) is one plant I like growing too because it is easy to grow and needs very little care but it gives me pleasure especially when it starts to flower.

The money tree I have has flowered maybe four times now. The colour of the flower is pinkish white. Admittedly, the flowers bloom only once in a year but it's worth waiting for. Ah it's beautiful to look at. It took a while before it produced its lovely flowers but it is so amazing to look at. I did not even know money plant can flower but it did. One day it might bring me money too.

Here is how to grow Money Tree (Jade) plant:

1. Prepare a pot with multipurpose compost and water it.

2. Take a leaf or branch cutting from an existing Money Tree Plant and stick it on the pot with compost.

3. You can even grow from just one leaf or three, just dip half of each leaf in the pot with compost and watch it grow.

4. Then just water it once a week, but don't over water it.

5. It needs feeding with baby bio once in a while.

When to Repot Money Tree(Jade)

As the money tree grows, you will noticed that this plant grows very quickly when looked after well. When it is bigger and heavier than its pot, then it is time to repot. You can do one or two things, you can repot it to another bigger pot or you can just cut it to shape by cutting some of the branches and just change the compost and remove old roots or completely move it to a new bigger pot with new compost without cutting the branches. Personally, I prefer to repot it to a new bigger pot with new compost in.

Money Tree(Jade) is a very good plant for someone who is a beginner in gardening because it is easy to grow even for a non gardener. Just follow the steps above which I wrote and I know that you or anyone will succeed in growing money tree. Please don't forget to comment down below about this article. Thank you.

Images or Photos of Money Tree(Jade)

Mother Jade with Orchid cactus

Mother Jade with Orchid cactus

Mother Jade with Orchid cactus

Mother Jade with Orchid cactus

mother Jade and baby Jade

mother Jade and baby Jade

Newest photo of my Money Tree

Newest photo of my Money Tree

The money tree got bigger with orchid cactus. This is how it looks like now.

The money tree got bigger with orchid cactus. This is how it looks like now.

 Money Tree with flowers (Jade)

Money Tree with flowers (Jade)

another baby Jade

another baby Jade

baby Jade

baby Jade

Money tree Jade

How to grow a money tree plant

  • Indoor House Plants with Names and Pictures
    Apart from my outside plants, vegetables and flowers, I also like looking after plants indoors. I got quite a few that are easy to look after. Most of the time they look after themselves.

How to grow a money tree

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Money Tree(Jade) Comments

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on April 04, 2018:

Thank you Li-Jen once again for reading my hub. Maybe I make money if I try selling them.

Li-Jen Hew on April 02, 2018:

Haha..hope you get more money from your money plants! :) Thanks for imparting your wisdom...didn't think of cutting the branches instead of transferring it to a bigger pot. :O

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on February 01, 2018:

Thank you Bncni for your comment. I guess you know what I am talking about.

Bncni on November 13, 2015:

I have 3 money trees, my first came from my mom and I'm pleased to say it has flowered twice, I grew another from this plant and it is just about to flower, the older one has to be about 20 years old now and it looks great

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on October 07, 2014:

Hi! Rose Gunn, sometimes my money tree has white spots all over the leaves, I don't know what they are but I just rub it with my fingers and they fall off or I wash them with water. You can always check what is eating your plant by checking the base of the plant as well because sometimes the culprits hide under the base.

Rose Gunn Pinterest on September 21, 2014:

Help! something is eating my tall money tree plant in sun porch. Could it be spider mites?

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on July 26, 2014:

Hi! Cam, when your money plant flowers, it will last about one to two months. It only flowers yearly but it is worth waiting for. The flowers are pinkish white and beautiful to look at.

Cam on July 26, 2014:

My one looks like yours I really want mine to flower. When they flower how long do they last for?

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on May 20, 2014:

Thank you once again travmaj for your kind comments. I am glad you got some money tree now. I hope it brings you luck whether it's money or good health.

travmaj from australia on May 20, 2014:

liesl5858 - Just back to say I now have one of these plants. I had almost forgotten I read about it first on your hub page. My plant is outside and very healthy. I hope it flowers, maybe in spring! I love the name - Lucky plant.

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on February 08, 2014:

Hello! CrisSp, thanks for your lovely comment, I wish I could grow real money on trees.

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on January 22, 2014:

I have no green thumb but I always wanted to grow money tree. So far, I can only maintain bamboo plants in the house (water base) and proud to say, they're growing healthy and I love them.

Bookmarking this page and will try to get money plant next...would you be hubbing "how to grow real money in the tree" next time? Lol!

Cheers!

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on September 09, 2013:

Hi! Thelma, thanks for reading my hub about money tree. Yes it is called Jade but it is a money tree. I bet your friend's money tree is flowering now and maybe big.

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on September 09, 2013:

I did not know that it´s called money tree. I had that in our flat before and it was easy to grow and care. I have given this plant to my friend when we moved to Ireland years ago. Thanks for sharing the information. Have a great day!

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on May 27, 2013:

I meant money tree produce flowers not money produce flowers, that would be nice as well.

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on May 27, 2013:

Hi! rebeccamealy, thank you for reading my hub about Jade. It was a nice surprise for me as well when it flowered as I did not think money produce flowers. For some reason I always like Jade even when it had no flowers. I like it even more now.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on May 27, 2013:

Beautiful! My mother had one of these that lived for years! It was started from a tiny spring and got really big. I have never heard it called anything but Jade, and no, I never saw any flowers. Maybe it was a boy tree!

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on May 19, 2013:

Hi! Emma, it might take a while before it flowers but you will love it even more when it does. Thanks for reading my hub.

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on May 19, 2013:

Thank you Mary615 for voting me up and for pinning. Yes, I didn't know as well that Jade flowers I just like the plant that's why I was surprised when the beautiful pinkish flowers appeared. It will take a while to flower but you will appreciate it when it does.

Emma Kisby from Berkshire, UK on May 19, 2013:

Thanks for this info - I was given a money plant when I moved into my new house. After 2 years it is doing well - although I never knew it flowers! I have just started to give it baby bio and it needs a new pot now!

Mary Hyatt from Florida on May 19, 2013:

I have one of these Jade plants, but it has never bloomed. I like to propagate it cause it root so easy.

Voted UP, will share and Pin on my plant board.

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on May 12, 2013:

This Jade plant is one of the longest plant I have in my house, maybe about eighteen years old. What I like about it is that it just needs water once a week and sometimes need Baby bio or any liquid fertiliser. It's so easy to look after. Thanks once again travmaj for your lovely comment.

travmaj from australia on May 12, 2013:

This plant looks so healthy and I like the name - Jade or money plant. It must be lucky! I'll look out for a Jade plant - yours looks so beautiful and as you say easy to care for - thank you

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on April 30, 2013:

So did I vespawoolf, I did not know until it did flower after maybe 4 or 5 years since I had it. I had this plant maybe 15 or more years. I just love it when it flowers. It is so beautiful even without flowers. Thanks for your kind comment.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on April 30, 2013:

I didn't realize that the Jade plant flowers! Yours looks so beautiful that it's given me a reason to take another look at this easy-to-care for plant. Thanks!