What do I need?
• Potting soil
• Hydro grains (optional)
How to plant the Pachira in a pot?
This houseplant is delivered in a standard growers pot. It’s best for the growth of the Pachira to plant it in a decorative planter. Select a pot that is at least 20 percent larger than the growers pot.
Cover the bottom of the decorative planter with a layer of potting soil. Does the decorative pot have a hole? Then start with a layer of hydro grains, so the water can drain away. The Pachira should be 1 to 2 cm below the rim. Remove the growers pot and place the plant in the middle of the decorative pot. Fill the pot with fresh potting soil and press it down slightly.
Pachira aquatica, twisted stem - PlantPachira aquatica
If you are looking for an undemanding houseplant, Pachira aquatica is an ideal subject. The leathery, five to eight pointed leaves are really pretty and the unusual entwined stems are very eye-catching. Pachira aquatica is a native of Mexico and prefers a warm, light position. A little shade will be well tolerated by this sturdy houseplant and it requires very little maintenance.Show more
Show moreWhat do I need?
• A watering can
• A plant sprayer
• Plant nutrition
How do I take care of my Pachira?
Pachiras are super strong marsh plants. Water them with rain water (it doesn't contain as much lime) regularly so the soil remains somewhat moist.
Give the plant plenty of water at once; they like that better than little by little. Add a little plant nutrition to the water in spring and summer, and make sure your Pachira doesn't become waterlogged. Spray the leaves with rain water occasionally to ensure a high humidity; they just love that.
A Pachira requires less water in winter, and it is best to move it into a cooler room.