BOTANICAL NAME: Pachira aquatica
ORIGIN: Rainforests of Central and South America
LIGHT: Tolerated low-light, prefer bright, indirect light
WATER: When the top 2-4 inches of soil are dry
SOIL: Sandy, peat-moss-based soil
AIR: Moderate-to-high humidity
CARE: Heater vents and hot, dry air need to be avoided.
TRIVIA: Also known as Guiana Chestnut, Malabar chestnut, French peanut, Guiana chestnut, Provision tree, Saba nut, Monguba (Brazil), Pumpo(Guatemala). Many believe that they bring good luck and financial success.
WARNING: Non-toxic, may cause stomach pain if ingested.