Money trees, aka Pachira aquatica, are considered a symbol of luck and prosperity, but they haven't been for all that long. This doesn't date back centuries, as you might expect, but rather, to the 1980s. The braided money tree as we know it was actually first cultivated then by a truck driver in Taiwan, and quickly became popular in Japan and East Asia, also becoming associated with the Chinese practice of Feng Shui.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.