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Origin and care
The Pachira Aquatica originates from Brazil, Panama and Costa Rica and belongs to the Malvaceae family, also known as the mallow family.
The Pachira differs in care compared to many other houseplants. This plant needs a good splash of water once every 3 weeks. Because the Pachira stores water in the trunk, the soil must be dried out before watering again. In the summer, the soil may be slightly moist before the houseplant is watered again. Do not water too much, this will put the plant with its roots in the water and root rot can occur
In winter the air is drier because of the heat from the central heating. Regular spraying prevents leaf loss and also removes dust and any pests.
The Pachira likes light but no direct sunlight. A spot on the North or East is better than the south side. If the leaves turn yellow, the plant gets too much light, then place the plant +- 1 meter further from the window. If the leaves grow too fast (stretching), the Pachira is too dark and should be moved a little more to the window.
It is sufficient to provide the pachira with fertilizers only during the growing period (spring and summer). Use liquid food for this (see alternative products). It is important that you never feed or overdose in the winter. (see user manual).
If the Pachira is in draft, the plant will drop its leaves. This is also possible if the plant receives too much water.
The Pachira is an ideal plant to give as a gift.