Crassula is a luxurious home plant, symbolizing abundance of money. In order for the tree to feel great and “attract” well-being, you need to carefully look after it.
Fat woman, money tree: care and watering
Money tree is characterized by sufficient endurance. It will easily survive a prolonged lack of watering. And yet, in the period from March to September, more active soil moisture is required. At the same time, make sure that the water in the pot does not stagnate, otherwise the roots will rot.
It is desirable that the pot should always have loosened, porous earth. Good drainage will protect the roots from standing water. The soil should be half diluted with sand and fine gravel. Ready mix can be found in a flower shop.
Feed the fat woman with liquid fertilizer several times a month. You can use top dressing for succulents.
From April to September you can keep the tree outdoors. Lighting should be bright enough, but you should not expose the plant to direct sunlight. Aggressive sun can cause the appearanceon leaves of red burns.
Fat woman, money tree: how to care for the crown?
A luxurious and branchy tree will become only with proper care. If you do not take care of your green pet, its branches will be long and thin, and the leaves will decorate only the top.
It is better to form a tree while it is small. Do not plant a fat woman in a wide and tall pot. In a large volume of earth, the root is pulled down, and the stem of the plant, accordingly, begins to grow rapidly upwards and thinner. If your beauty lives in a large pot, urgently transplant her into a flat pot. If the root seems too long, cut it with scissors when transplanting.
If the tree is about 15 centimeters tall and has not branched out yet, pinch off two small leaves at the top of the plant.
You can pinch off a few leaves, but at the end of the twig there should in any case be two large leaves. Over time, branching will begin in this place: two pairs of leaves are formed. If only a couple of leaves remain for a long time, try removing them too.
You can also form a tall tree. However, if you shorten the hardened branches, stumps will remain.
Fat woman, money tree: care and reproduction
Propagating the plant is very easy. Break off a small branch and place it in the water. After a few days, the branch will give roots. Try it, perhaps breeding money trees will become your hobby.
Fat woman, money tree: care withfalling leaves
Plant diseases also visit the money tree (fat woman): how to care if the leaves fall?
Leaf fall can be caused by over-watering, an overdose of mineral fertilizers, or prolonged heat.
Excessive watering, coupled with poor drainage, causes water to stagnate at the bottom of the pot. Then the tree can be affected by Fusarium rot. In a diseased plant, the roots rot and a whitish-pink coating forms on the root collar. Replant the tree immediately! Do not be too lazy to thoroughly clean the roots of the old earth and cut off the rotten areas. In the future, water the plant only when the earth ball is noticeably dry.
Leaf drop can be caused by an overabundance of mineral s alts applied to the soil along with liquid fertilizer. Salvation will also be transplanting a fat woman into fresh soil.
During a prolonged heat wave, the fat woman sheds he althy leaves in the hope that they will give offspring. If all the leaves have fallen from the tree, wait for the side shoots to form or cut off the top of the stem and root it.
In order for the beautiful fat woman, money tree, to please you all year round, care must be regular and caring.