According to Chinese feng shui tradition, the leaves, with a bit of imagination look like green hands that capture happiness and good fortune, and the twisted stems store the treasure. In Asia, the plant is also called the money tree. There, it is a traditional housewarming gift that brings good fortune and happiness to the home.
Environment: Both indoor and outdoor
Light: Grown indoors, keep the plant where it will get bright light for most but not all of the day. When grown outdoors, the plant prefers full sun to part shade and will even grow in full shade.
Watering: Pachira plant is happy with regular, deep watering or even flooding now and then. Give the plant a deep soaking at least once a week or more if the weather is very hot to keep the soil consistently moist.
Fertilizing: Fertilize it every two weeks with an all-purpose fertilizer only during the spring and summer growing period at half the recommended dosage and stop feeding during the rest of the year.