Well-Draining Money Tree Soil Mix

A fertile and sustainable indoor potting mix for your money tree plants
Rated 4.9 out of 5
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☑ Money tree potting mix containing high-quality, sustainable ingredients (no peat moss!)
☑ Enhances water drainage and optimizes water conservation to provide moist but not soggy soil
☑ Provides plant-boosting nutrients, enabling the rapid growth of your money tree plant

Vegan Compost

Our all-natural, aged compost increases the organic matter of the soil mix, creating soil that’s well-draining and better structured — ideal for your money tree plant. 

It’s also an incredible source of plant-boosting nutrients, ensuring your money tree gets the necessary plant food for rapid growth. 

Carbon-Negative Biochar

Biochar is a sustainable and versatile soil amendment that enhances nutrient retention, soil aeration, water conservation, and root development. 

Moreover, it traps atmospheric carbon dioxide in the soil! Every ton of biochar produced captures three tons of CO2 from the carbon cycle — preventing it from adding to greenhouse gas levels. 

So it’s a better resource for money tree plant care than unsustainable ingredients, like peat moss, perlite, pumice, vermiculite, and coco coir.

Root-Boosting Mycorrhizae

Our root-enriching mycorrhizal fungi improve your money tree’s root system, boosting its ability to absorb water and essential nutrients. 

These plant-friendly fungi also help protect your money tree (and other indoor plants) from insects, like aphids, and diseases caused by soil-borne pathogens. 

Step 1: Pre-Moisten

We highly recommend moistening Rosy before adding it to your indoor plants. 

To do so, add this money tree soil to a pot and sprinkle it with water until it holds enough to release a few drops when squeezed. 

Step 2: Pot or repot

Take a container with a drainage hole and fill 1/3 with the premoistened Rosy Money Tree Soil Mix. 

Step 3: Plant

Remove your money tree plant from its current soil or container. Then, clear out any additional debris from the root ball before placing the plant into the new pot. 

Fill the remaining space with more pre-moistened Rosy, leaving an inch or two at the top for the first watering.

Step 4: Water

Money plants require thorough watering. 

Water the plant from the top and let the excess water drain completely. 

But since biochar can retain water for a long time, we recommend bottom watering going ahead, with an occasional top watering to flush salts from the soil.

At Rosy, our mission is to cultivate earth-positivity. So our entire supply chain, from production to delivery, has a net negative carbon footprint

What’s our secret? We consciously curate the most sustainable shipping, packaging, and eco-friendly ingredients, like biochar. 

In fact, each bag of money tree soil captures more than 2 kg of CO2 from the carbon cycle. 

Check out our Life Cycle Assessment to explore the nitty-gritty.

Guaranteed Analysis 0.72-0.22-0.37

Total Nitrogen (N) ..................................0.72%

     0.72 % Water Insoluble Nitrogen

Available Phosphate (P2O5)...................0.22%

Soluble Potash (K2O).............................0.37%

Derived from green compost and wood waste compost


Soil Amending Guaranteed Analysis

Active Ingredients

     Rhizophagus irregularis.........2.3 propagules/cm3

     Funneliformis mosseae..........2.1 propagules/cm3

     30% Biochar derived from pine wood

Inert Ingredients

     70% Total Other Ingredients (inert as non plant food ingredients)

Biochar reduces soil density and increases soil aeration.

Mycorrhizae may promote root mass expansion and nutrient efficiency.

Rosy Soil vs Other Soil Brands

Carbon Footprint - 2.05 kg + 3.38 kg
Promotes Soil Biodiversity 🐛 🚫
All Natural Ingredients 100% ???
Peat, Synthetics, And Fillers 🙅‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️

About Money Tree Soil & Care

Money tree (Pachira aquatica) is a tropical plant from South America that’s kept as a houseplant for good luck. 

This fascinating plant is also known as Guiana chestnut or Malabar chestnut.

What’s so interesting about this indoor plant?

  • Its five-leaf branches are thought to represent the five Feng Shui elements. 
  • Sometimes, you may find an extra leaf (or two), which supposedly brings good fortune and good luck. 
  • The braided money tree we know as an indoor plant is a decorated rendition of the plant found in the native habitat. The braided trunks are designed by growers when the plant is young to create an appealing bonsai plant. 

Moreover, it’s a low-maintenance plant that you can easily nurture when paired with the right soil.

Let’s now look at the basics of money tree plant care:

1. Find the Best Money Tree Soil

Choosing the best soil is vital for money tree care. 


Money tree plants can survive in most types of indoor soil, like succulents and cactus soil. However, they won’t thrive in those mixes. 

To maximize their growth potential, they need a soil mix with:

  • Good drainage and water retention to keep the plant’s root system moist but not wet. Retaining excess water can cause root rot in your money plant.
  • Loose and aerated soil to enable root growth.
  • Essential nutrients or fertilizer for plant growth. 

2. Provide Good Money Plant Care

Sure, using the right soil is important. But that’s not the only aspect of money tree care! 

Follow these handy tips to help your money tree thrive:

  • This houseplant needs indirect light. But since it’s a tropical plant, keep it in low light areas with high humidity. 
  • You can keep it in an office with fluorescent light and humidifiers, even if it doesn’t get indirect sunlight.
  • Use a container with a drainage hole 2-3 inches larger than the plant’s root ball.
  • Water the plant only when the top 2-4 inches of soil dry out. While watering, add water until it flows out of the drainage hole.
  • During the growing season (spring to fall), add fertilizer once a month. 
  • For bonsai plant care, prune any leaf or branch that grows too wide. You can use cuttings of stems with green leaves for propagation.
  • Repot the plant every 2-3 years in fresh soil.

3. Identify Money Tree Problems

Address these money plant care issues as soon as possible:

  • Scorched money tree leaves are a common problem when the plant receives direct sunlight. Move it into an area with bright indirect light (fluorescent light or sunlight) and more humidity.
  • Yellow leaves could mean your money plant isn’t getting enough sunlight. So, keep the plant in an area with bright light.
  • Drooping leaves are a common problem with ineffective watering or unsuitable potting soil.  
  • Root rot and brown spots on the leaves can indicate overwatering or bad drainage. So, reduce your watering frequency or add fresh soil to your soil mix to improve drainage.
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Reviewed by Paula
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Excellent soil!

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Reviewed by sarah c.
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Create beautiful plants!!

This potty mix is different than anything I’ve ever used. I haven’t had to add to the soil. I’m able to use the soil as it comes. Seems like it’s highly nutritious. I have half my plants potted in it. I plan to pot the rest of them in the same soil!

Highly recommend! So far so good!

Only thing that I noticed it didn’t expect was that when I watered the water will run black. So don’t walk a drippy plant across the house. 🙄

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Reviewed by Gwendolyn
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Nice soil. Super dark and nutritious looking. A bit on the expensive side, so I'm not sure I'll keep purchasing the houseplant one , but definitely buy more of the cactus blend.

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Reviewed by Tawanada T.
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Make them grow

Hi just got the soil and repotting my plants. So hopefully it will be good for them.

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Wear gloves lest you look like a Victorian orphan

I got this soil to try to revive a very sad plant in my house. I was previously using a *miraculous growing soil* but I didn’t feel like it kept moisture as well as I wanted. What I really like about this mixture is the texture. It feels almost like sand, it’s fine and soft and absolute black. Which is only relevant if you don’t wear gloves while potting…………… I didn’t feel like I was fighting all the pieces of bark and mulch normally found in these houseplant mixtures, which made planting a bit easier in my pots (they’re long and skinny so there’s plenty of space for roots but not for hands messing around). This bag filled one 14x3x4” pot (nearly to the top) and a 10x3x6” pot (shallow). If you’re conservative with soil then I’d say its A decent size for the price, but if you are on a budget or have an entire greenhouse of plants then the cost isn’t sustainable. The packaging is nice, I truly appreciate that it is resealable. Pouring was easy when the soil was dry, but I decided to pre-moisten the second batch in the bag since I knew I was going to use it up and it got all stuck up in the zipper flap. A negligible complaint, I think. It’s been a few days since I repotted and the jury is still out if it can revive my severely neglected pothos, but so far it’s looking good. I don’t see any signs of shock and the moisture seems to be keeping. Overall I think it’s worth a shot, even at the higher price point.

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