Propagating Money Tree in Water – Part 1

Propagating Money Tree in Water – Part 1

hi guys welcome to easy-peasy gardening
I’m your gardener friend Ruchi and today I’m going to show you to propagate the money tree or malabar chestnuts or the scientific name of this plant is pachira aquatica. It is a native plant of South and Central America and it grows in wet lands and that’s why it has the word aquatica in the scientific name so this has been growing inside and it is doing very well. It needs bright sunlight even when it’s indoors otherwise the branches will limp and bend and it grows very tall. But I want to cut it and make it bushier before it becomes too leggy and I also want to make more plants from it. So what we are going to do is that we are going to cut some branches and
plant them so like this is a healthy branch. I think this is the biggest branch of the plant. These are the nodes you know from where the leaves
coming out and these are the places from where the roots grow so I’m going to cut
it just below the node so that this node goes inside the soil or water and the
roots grow from it. Always cut it slanted so that you know the more area
is exposed to the soil and moisture and more chances of roots growing can you see so I’m cutting it slanted
just below the node so this is one branch, here is another
branch I mean you want to make sure that there are at least two three nodes in
each branch when you cut it so I am going to cut it right here, then this one below the node. Now we have 3 branches and we want to plant them. Whenever you have cuttings you want to remove
most of the leaves because you don’t want this cutting to spend energy in
keeping these leaves alive so just bend them in the wrong direction and they should come out, like this so I think this one is okay so this one
is ready same thing I’m going to do with these so now our cutting are ready so I have put
one stem in water and now I’m going to collect all these leaves and I’m going
to put them in water because they root too and I’m going to put it inside the house, where it gets a lot of indirect light and I will report what happens in a couple of weeks. So it’s been 4 weeks that we pruned our money tree if you come closer I’ll show you the places we pruned. One was this top branch and from that node look at this thing it has
grown really tall it’s about ten inches tall
you know we had cut this another one was this and this is really tiny I’m
surprised that one is ten inches tall and this is just half inch long and the
third one is here this one so this one is also this thing has grown about ten
inches tall so I mean and it is summer time so that definitely
helps you know when you’re pruning the plants in spring and summer , they grow very fast. So you can
just keep on pruning your money tree and it will grow pretty nicely. This I have kept
inside my house and it gets about one hour of direct sunlight through the
window and indirect sunlight the whole day because the window is east
and south facing so whatever we had cut we had put it in the water
because I wanted to propagate all the leaves, these leaflets, this whole leaflet I have put individually and one
cutting that I had put in water. So let me show you how they look so they have this white growth in most
of these leaflets and one of them has grown really big root. So this one first it
got all the white growth and then from the middle somewhere it just started growing
this root so this is definitely you know when the roots are about 1 inch long
they are definitely ready for transplantation and all other roots if
you look at it you know they are at least growing this white growth I
don’t know what is the technical term and even the cutting that we have made
it has this wide deposit so you know most of them have these white deposit
and the roots are growing from them so since this one is ready for transplant I
don’t want to wait for others to grow you can see these small roots if you
look closely this is a small root growing from here but I don’t want to
wait for these I’m going to put these back in water
and but I want to plant this because once the roots grow too big then it’s
very difficult for them to take the new medium so you know I have just because
this is a really tiny plant taking a small planter with the potting soil
mix I’m just going to make a hole in it in the middle just enough to bury the
whole thing and just put it in and compact the soil and that’s it, just water it and of
course this thing was inside and in any case money tree likes to be inside it
likes warm temperatures and indirect sunlight so I’m going to keep it inside
and hopefully very soon I will have all these money trees growing
from these leaves so I hope this helps you in propagating your money tree and if you have any questions, leave a comment. If you like this video, press the like button and I’ll see you next time, happy gardening, bye


  • Antoine C.

    October 14, 2018

    Thanks for the video

  • Maalik Rahim

    October 15, 2018

    this is dope I like it!!! sub? 🤨

  • Sean Cassady

    October 16, 2018

    Thank you!

  • Kesha Harris

    October 30, 2018

    Wow, I didn’t know it was this easy to propagate my favorite tree! I’ll be trying this in the spring. Thanks for the video👍

  • Sahithi Vodapelli

    November 3, 2018

    Hi, I placed my cuttings in water and long roots have been developed in 3 I see that few leaves are becoming yellow in what should I do now?should I place the cutting in a soiled pot? Iam afraid that the winter season has started and will the plant survive for the change! Thought it is placed in the pot inside the house

  • Michael Arblaster

    November 5, 2018

    My money tree is over 8 feet tall. I've had it for 12 or 13 years. It has never been trimmed but I need to start cutting it back, because it doesn't fit in my house any longer. Do you think it would be safe to cut it off at around half way, 4 feet down then transplant all of the tops into water to see if they grow roots. Mostly I don't want to kill the original three plants. Any ideas would be great?

  • Varsha Patel

    November 5, 2018

    Hi Ruchi, thanks for this info. I have money tree in my glass room, I just bought it & it's very tall. Can I keep it in glass room? I keep screen windows open all the time in summer, in winter when it's too much cold I try to keep it close.Roof is built in aluminium. Please I need your suggestion.

  • Gilberto Hernández Quirós

    November 14, 2018

    Great video! I had been doing research on this type of tree as I have some in my house in Costa Rica. Greetings from Pura Vida Costa Rica!

  • Tamala Dunbar

    November 15, 2018

    Thank you for making this video. I have a leggy money tree plant and didn’t know where to make the cut. You did an awesome job explaining everything, thank you again!!

  • Russell Colwell

    November 21, 2018

    Great video!

  • bavissi

    December 2, 2018

    Very informative! I like that you showed the whole process and explained why we should cut the lower leaves 🙂

  • Triplemania

    December 4, 2018

    Never knew the petioles would root as well. It's going to be interesting to see how a new Pachira will grow from that 🙂 Thanks!

  • Triplemania

    December 4, 2018

    I'm wondering if I could propagate it by marcotting (air-layering)? Would you know?

  • Romi Dogra

    December 9, 2018

    This is an honest video, other video-makers don’t bother to show THE OUTCOME in the same video (or even in a second video), but you did it without question🤗

  • Daniel beatty

    December 14, 2018

    Great video!!

  • Roman Sanchez

    December 18, 2018

    Thanks very nice

  • simrita V

    December 28, 2018

    Thank you very much

  • Gloria Castillo

    December 29, 2018


  • Chipo Chiyabi

    January 5, 2019

    Hello, how do I grow Hibiscus plants

  • Jayanthi Sheshadri

    January 5, 2019

    Quite interesting… i dint know the leaves can root too! I will definitely give it a try now…
    At the end i was expecting you to show the other 3 branches you were trying to propagate.. did they survive?

  • Lyn's Home & Garden Design

    January 9, 2019

    Interesting video, thank you. I have grown Viburnum plants the same way. I love seeing your garden in the background it looks very lush and green!

  • Max Nova

    January 9, 2019

    Awesome… thank you for the sharing.

  • Yvette Haynes

    January 10, 2019

    My plant is growing bigger. I had to readjust the wire on the top because it was cutting into the trunks but do I have to take the band off the bottom and readjust it so it won't die? The band is extremely tight on the bottom. Thanks

  • Wild & Styled Boutique

    January 26, 2019

    Thank you!!!!

  • Stephen Jeffreys

    February 2, 2019

    prune all the way to soil level

  • Ophelia Chu

    February 16, 2019

    watering money tree

  • Crushi .Music, Art & Love.

    February 16, 2019

    Wonderful video. I've been propagating some of my house plants and looked up money tree. Thanks so much from Minnesota!


    February 16, 2019

    Just started mine !!! Thank you !!!!:D

  • J Win

    February 18, 2019

    Our new kitten just destroyed our money tree… I used your video to try to salvage what we could… will let you know in a month how it goes. Very nice and informative video, thanks!

  • Damian Jenkins

    February 22, 2019

    Thank you for this video!

  • R Dufresne

    February 25, 2019

    gardener friend? 😉 oh thankx're loving and the video was very informative

  • Fleureen Barrera

    February 27, 2019

    Thank you so much for making this video. As others said, your video is so informative, I want to trim my money tree as it is grown out of control and is nearly 8 ft tall. I also want to propagate it as it is too big anyway.

    Thanks again!!

  • lorenagoa

    February 28, 2019

    I love this video. How can I made another with a braid like the "mother" plant


    March 6, 2019

    My money tree is dying. I have it inside in a sunny window and water it when the soil is dry. What’s wrong? Can I save it? I’m going to try to root a part of the stem that is still alive. Your video is very helpful!

  • Pictures by Maggie

    March 23, 2019

    Hello. Great video. Do you feed the money tree? Mine has some leaves that are a little brown. Im not sure what it is.

  • GamerChickJunky

    March 29, 2019

    Very helpful.

  • Leafy Featherz

    April 2, 2019

    I have a money tree,about 2 years old, that the leaves were turning yellow and falling off. I replanted it and put it about four feet away from a south window and leaves are still turning yellow and falling. The top of the tree has healthy new growth and leaves. Any idea what I am doing wrong? I can't remember what planting medium I used but it was probably a well draining cactus mix.

  • Lixell Fernandez

    April 2, 2019

    How often do I need to change the water? Or is it not neccessary?

  • Clunie Studios

    April 3, 2019

    This was great I recently purchased a money tree that I really love. Can’t wait to grow her babies☺️

  • April Romanek

    April 13, 2019

    This was extremely helpful. It was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for doing a four week check in, and letting us know how the roots look. I am going to do this to my money tree, because mine is not very healthy.

  • Eddy Teddy

    April 21, 2019

    Thank you for this video, it is really helpful. Im relatively new to these topics and you described and explained everything very well.

  • Carlos F

    April 21, 2019

    So if you transfer it to a pot how much water do you put in days

  • Vanda DIAZ

    May 4, 2019


  • K C

    May 14, 2019

    Thank you for the informative video. Keep up the great work…

  • Puzzled Ones

    May 16, 2019

    Best video I've found thus far. Now I know how..👆

  • nicolegouthro

    May 23, 2019

    Omg ! Thank you so much Ive never had anyone explain propogating this well 😍

  • Jay Corwin

    May 24, 2019

    Very cool! You just explained a few thingsI didn't know that are really helpful. Thanks!

  • Karla BC

    May 24, 2019

    How long does it take to Root

  • Maureen Ruggeri

    May 25, 2019

    Thank you so much, this was great information!

  • Lamer Azure

    May 26, 2019

    Thanks! Excellent video!


    May 28, 2019

    I'm gonna try this td, hopefully I'll do well & the plant will prosper 😊 … btw, THANKS!

  • EverEvie111

    June 7, 2019

    You are awesome! Great video

  • ElkSkelter

    June 8, 2019

    Watching this because my dickhead cat broke off a huge branch

  • Eugene Vergara

    June 15, 2019

    Thank you for sharing great video. what soil do you recommend for this plant ??? blessings. 🍂🍃🌿🍂🍃🌿

  • Kilo Sierra

    June 15, 2019

    I tried water propagating 2 leaflets. 1 started to rot after 2 weeks although it had developed those white spots. The other one is okay but the leaves have started to turn brown…

  • Cynthia Halford

    June 17, 2019

    What size are those small pots your planting the leaves into?

  • Jake Wojdyla

    June 18, 2019

    Great video 🙂 simple and honest

  • Hilda Zambrowski

    June 19, 2019

    Nace vídeo.

  • angel mabery

    June 19, 2019

    Thank you for the information!🙏🏻😊

  • Diana Goad

    June 25, 2019

    Thank you so much for this video!

  • ChocolateScholar

    June 26, 2019

    Is there a part 2 to the video?

  • Mwingreen

    June 27, 2019

    Thank you!!

  • toprak altoğ

    June 28, 2019

    This tree how much money

  • Liz Echevarria

    June 29, 2019

    Thank you! I recently bought a money tree, it’s still small. I will definitely propagate some.

  • Simply Marcela

    July 8, 2019

    Wow I love the through explanation. Thank you so much for filming this video and taking the time to show us step by step.


    July 10, 2019


  • AlwaysRight

    July 13, 2019

    Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for😋 I was really so sad because squarrels broke my tall plant. I thought the plant was done. I just put it in water, I will remove the leaves tomorrow morning…it is very late now. I am excited, thanks!

  • camp patriot shaju antony shaju

    July 13, 2019

    I don't know about this plant.i just brought yesterday. For what purpose this plant.pls details

  • Jp Slim

    July 14, 2019

    Was disappointed in propagation videos until I found this one!! This is exactly what I was looking for. Very well explained and demonstrated. You rock!!

  • AnonymousX

    July 15, 2019

    Why does there have to be 2/3 nodes in each branch, when you cut it? Just curious.

  • Topher Potter

    July 16, 2019

    Wow..informative..i also make my money trees decorative..hope you check my channels too..

  • Kevin Coleman

    July 17, 2019

    Hello. "Looking for some help". I recently received a money tree. In caring for the tree ive notice slight change. Shifted(lean to right a bit). Also 2or3 leaves have fallen off within three weeks. My water rountine is every Thursday. I open the blinds every morning before I head to work. Its place on the west side of the home so no direct sun until later in the evening. So my question is. What advice would you add or what change should be made to the routine?

  • Leah Peterson

    July 19, 2019

    All I can say – BINGO!!! Helped a lot, straight to the point!!! Thank you Ma’am!!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Vanessa L.

    July 25, 2019

    Hi, Thank you for your video. Very informative and helpful. Sadly I’m struggling with my money tree-heartbroken as it was a gift from a dear friend. Went out of town, & had my neighbor watch my plants but came back only to find 2 trunks completely mushy- she was overwatered-I removed the mushy trunks immediately, rinsed the roots on the good trunks, and re-planted those in new soil-that was a few months ago——recently the leaves on those trunks started drooping/browning/yellow spots—I’ve been so careful not to overwater and not put in direct sunlight, no idea what went wrong. Now all leaves have dropped off and I’m only left with the 2 trunks/stems. The top part of the stems are still green/vibrant. To try to save the plant, I cut the healthy part of the stem off below the nodes and am trying to propagate in water. How often should I change the water and should I add a fertilizer /plant food to the water? Do you like Bonide, liquid plant food 10-10-10? I really hope new roots will root from these cuttings. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help.

  • Garrett Hansen

    July 26, 2019

    I love the video!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  • Meena Sathish

    July 30, 2019

    Hi very nice video…. my money plant has lot of black flies ..please tell me how to avoid insects.

  • Jacque Charwood

    August 11, 2019

    My tree does not grow that fast 🙁 I feel like I'm doing something wrong. Mine has hardly any leaves at all. Can someone help me? 🙁

  • Nasih Muhamad

    August 12, 2019

    Thanks ,Nice Video ,Can you tell me all time Or In any year seasons?

  • Jay D

    August 15, 2019

    I have had 2 money trees and I cant keep them alive. The one I have the leaves are turning yellow. The stems are getting soggy. Help me save this one!!??

  • M.L. Philip

    August 20, 2019

    The plant looks exactly like Malabar chestnut tree. Just want to know if both are same or different. If they are different, I would like to know what the use of this Money tree is. Thanks ahead.

  • SoftArrowTv

    August 20, 2019

    3:51 what did you do with those plants? Did you just throw them or did you pland them in dirt?

  • Christine

    August 23, 2019

    You tortured that plant

  • Greta Gauvin

    August 28, 2019

    Best video I seen.Thank you for sharing the knowledge.

  • SmallArmsFire247

    August 29, 2019

    Great vid Thanks

  • MoOn ChiLd

    August 30, 2019

    Great Video‼️

  • Q Cab

    September 1, 2019

    I wish I could click a love ❤ button.. this video is perfect ! ❤

  • masterji masterji

    September 4, 2019

    A silent visual is preferable!

  • Phoenix Princess

    September 8, 2019

    Can you use cactus soil for this plant?

  • Kristen John

    September 10, 2019

    Hi, the leaves on my money tree has been wrinkling a bit. Can you tell me why this happens?

  • Ayat Saad

    September 10, 2019

    My tree didnt grow and leaves become yellow after i bring it from the store? What is the reason?

  • Maribel lifestyle

    September 14, 2019

    thank you for sharing your knowledge about propagating money plants

  • money tree

    September 16, 2019

    Like this.

  • Roxanne Thomas

    September 24, 2019

    Could you show where you cut if after .
    Such as, bring it close to the camera .
    To show where you cut it 😃

  • Little Sailor

    October 5, 2019

    3 of my money trees have died and 2 are about to die, hopefully I can grow some new trees

  • Bountiful Grace By Julia

    October 14, 2019

    White deposits are root initials, I just subscribed.

  • money tree

    October 19, 2019


  • Dorothy Television

    October 24, 2019

    I did exactly what you said but my plants did not grow any roots only root rot and died.. do you add anything to the water? how often do you change the water?

  • Carlos VILLA

    October 25, 2019

    once you have the cuttings indoors during the 4 weeks… 1) how often and how much water are you adding or refreshing for these cuttings and type of H20? Ex well water..tap water city treated with chloramine.. RO H20/bottled . and 2nd are you adding any fertilizer to this water

  • See Zee

    October 30, 2019

    I'm wondering how you keep your money tree that gives you leaves? I live in Canada and weather here is not that much warm or humid. My money tree recently doesn't give me too much leaves!
    The question is what exact soil I should use?
    Should I put it at direct sun during the winter behind the window or indirect?
    Is there any vitamin you use to keep them growing?
    I think you changed the water everyday, right?

  • Los Man

    November 6, 2019

    You add a bubbler in that water and ph it, those roots will pop abundantly


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