When and How to Prune Money Tree Plants

Money tree plants, also known as Pachira aquatica, are tropical houseplants that require regular and correct pruning. Pruning should be done in spring or early summer during the active growing season. Remove damaged, dead, or diseased stems and leaves, and shape the plant by cutting just above healthy nodes. Pruning helps maintain the desired size and shape of the plant, encourages new growth, and can even be used for propagation. It is important to use clean, sharp pruning shears and to avoid pruning too close to winter. Providing optimal conditions for the plant helps it recover quickly after pruning.