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Pachira (Money Tree) Problem. Should I Propagate to Save it?

10 years ago

It is not growing. At all. I have posted a similar thread a while back, but I want to take appropriate measures if it still continues not to grow into the spring and summer (if it lives that long...)

There were two Pachira trees in one pot that I bought. The other trunk got soft and rotted and the branches went brown too and died. Perhaps by over watering. I've been watering very lightly with the last tree left in the pot.

Now then, would it be ok to propagate the two branches I have to save it? I think the problem may be from the source--the roots or trunk. I'm thinking of cutting the healthy branches off and planting them, or putting them into water until it roots, and tossing the trunk.

I'm a total newbie, so I'm not sure if this would work, but the two branches seem healthy, but if this trunk is like the last one and is in the process of dieing, I want to do all that I can to save the tree.

Here's what I have left:


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