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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 9:07 am    Post subject: Pachira Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know what the correct growing conditions are for a Pachira? I was given this plant (among others) by a friend moving to Europe but the information I've found online so far is different from one website to the next.

I have it in a window at the front of the house where it gets bright (but not direct as the front of our house is in shade) light. I was told that the roots like to dry out completely between waterings. It seems to be doing ok although the leaveslook a bit droopy (although I don't know what this plant is meant to look like when it's at it's healthiest so I'm not sure if this is normal!).

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a million.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dropy leaves are a sign of shock probably from the move.
Alow to dry out between waterings and especially over winter.
Keep in bright place but out of direct sunshie.
I used to import these and they were called Jaguar plants, but they have many common names
Pachira aquatica is its proper name usually bought with 3 stems twisted around each other.
A British company suplied large specimens to the Jaguar car company I suppose thats how it got the commmon name. If you google it it will not show in a search but I have litriture to the affect.
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