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What Is This Houseplant? (Money Tree)

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The money tree or money plant is a common name for Pachira Aquatica. They are also known as Malabar or Guiana chestnut and by many other names. This page is about what is this houseplant? (Money Tree).


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September 21, 2017

I'm trying to care for the plants in my office, but I don't know what kind this particular one is. I already tried a google image search and had no luck. I'd really appreciate your help and am sorry for the messy picture!


September 22, 20170 found this helpful
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Thank you so much for your quick responses and help! I googled schefflera and found images of Pachira Aquatica and I believe that's it. I've included a better picture of the leaves. Sorry!

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September 21, 20171 found this helpful

Hard to tell from this photo but maybe a schefflera??

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September 22, 20171 found this helpful

I agree that it looks like it is in the schefflera family. The photo is not very clear on showing the leaves so the exact name would be difficult.


  • The schefflera is a large family of plants but mostly all take the same type of care so the exact name is probably not necessary for knowing how to care for it.
  • I believe your plant may be Schefflera Amate but maybe you can check out the leaves as your photo does not show them well enough correctly.
  • Leaves make a big difference in the names as that is usually what distinguishes one plant from another.
  • If it is getting too "leggy" then it may not be getting enough light.

Here is a link to care information.

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September 23, 20170 found this helpful

I am glad we could help and now that you have found the exact name that is even better. These are nice houseplants.

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