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Pachira Five Buds - Plant

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Original price ₹ 1,898
Original price ₹ 1,898
Original price ₹ 1,898
Current price ₹ 759
₹ 759
Current price ₹ 759
Please Select Size: In Grow Bag (5"x6")(13x15 cm) | Height - upto 1' (30 cm)
  • Delivery charges: ₹79 for entire order
  • Delivery time: 2-4 days
  • Delivery limited to Pune/PCMC

Synonyms: Pachira Five Buds - Plant

Product Highlights:

  • Distinctive spiral-shaped leaves
  • Compact and easy to grow in a grow bag
  • Attractive ornamental plant
  • Low maintenance and suitable for indoor or outdoor cultivation


Pachira is also called money tree and money plant.

Sr Item name
1 Pachira Five Buds - Plant
2 4 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
3 4.5 inch (11 cm) Ronda No. 1110 Round Plastic Planter (White)


Pachira is a tropical wetland tree of the genus Pachira and is commercially sold under the name money tree and money plant.It has shiny green palmate leaves and smooth green bark. It is a durable plant and will adapt very well to different conditions.

The pachira needs plenty of sunlight though it is important to avoid direct sunlight during the summer months as the leaves may get sunburned.The plant is also known as Malabar chestnut or Saba nut. Money tree plants often have their slender trunks braided together and are a low maintenance option for artificially lit areas. Money tree plant care is easy and based upon just a few specific conditions.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Money tree
Maximum Reachable Height Upto 60 ft in their native habitat.
Difficulty Level easy to medium

Planting And Care


  • If your home is on the dry side, you can increase the humidity by placing the pot on a saucer filled with pebbles.
  • Keep the saucer filled with water and the evaporation will enhance the humidity of the area.
  • The plant should be repotted every two years in a clean peat mixture.
  • Try not to move the plant around a lot.
  • Money tree plants dislike being moved and respond by dropping their leaves.
  • Also keep them away from drafty areas.
  • Move your Pachira money tree outside in summer to an area with dappled light, but dont forget to move it back in before fall.
  • The Pachira plant rarely needs to be pruned but as part of your annual money tree plant care, take off any damaged or dead plant material.

    Pachira Five Buds Care

    Plants are often grown as bonsai specimens and house plants, being very tolerant of drought and shade.

    Sunlight Full sun to partial shade.
    Watering These plants like a moderately humid room and deep but infrequent watering. Water the plants until the water runs from the drainage holes and then let them dry out between watering.
    Soil Plant the tree in peat moss with some gritty sand.
    Temperature The best temperatures are 60 to 65 F. (16-18 C.).
    Fertilizer Remember to fertilize every two weeks as part of good money tree plant care. Use a liquid plant food diluted by half. Suspend fertilizing in winter.

    Pachira Five Buds Uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The tree is also planted as a street tree, to provide shade and as an ornamental in gardens

    Medicinal Use:

    • The skin of the immature green fruit is used in the treatment of hepatitis
    • The bark is used medicinally to treat stomach complaints and headaches
    • A cold water infusion of the crushed leaves is used to treat a burning sensation in the skin

    Culinary Use:

    • Seed - raw or cooked
    • The raw seed tastes like peanuts, when roasted or fried in oil it has the flavour of chestnuts
    • The roasted seeds taste like cocoa
    • The seed can be ground into a flour and used to make a bread
    • The roasted seed is sometimes used to make a beverage
    • The seeds yield 58% of a white, inodorous fat which, whe

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The Insulin Plant, scientifically known as Costus igneus, is a medicinal herb native to India. Growing it in a Grow Bag in India involves selecting a suitable location, using a well-draining potting mix, and regular maintenance.

What are the ideal conditions for growing Insulin Plants in Grow Bags in India?

Insulin Plants thrive in warm and humid climates. They require well-drained soil, indirect sunlight, and regular watering. In India, they grow best in regions with temperatures between 20-30°C.

How often should I water my Insulin Plant in a Grow Bag in India?

Water your Insulin Plant regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot. Adjust the watering frequency according to the local climate and humidity.

Can I place my Insulin Plant Grow Bag indoors in India?

While Insulin Plants prefer outdoor conditions, they can be grown indoors near a bright window with indirect sunlight. Make sure the room is well-ventilated to prevent fungal issues.

Do Insulin Plants in Grow Bags require any special fertilizer in India?

Insulin Plants benefit from a balanced, slow-release fertilizer. Apply it every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) to support healthy growth and flowering.

How do I prevent common pests and diseases when growing Insulin Plants in India?

Keep an eye out for aphids, mealybugs, and fungal diseases. Regularly inspect the plants and treat with neem oil or insecticidal soap as needed. Ensure proper spacing to improve air circulation and reduce disease risk.

When is the best time to harvest Insulin Plant leaves for their medicinal properties in India?

The leaves of the Insulin Plant can be harvested throughout the year. They are believed to have potential benefits for diabetes management. However, consult a healthcare professional for proper guidance on usage.

Can I grow multiple Insulin Plants in a single Grow Bag in India?

It's advisable to plant one Insulin Plant per Grow Bag to allow sufficient space for root development and healthy growth. Crowding can lead to competition for resources.

Is the Insulin Plant suitable for balconies and small gardens in India?

Yes, the compact nature of the Insulin Plant makes it an excellent choice for balconies, terraces, and small gardens in India. Its vibrant leaves and potential health benefits make it a popular choice.

How can I overwinter my Insulin Plant in Grow Bags in India?

Insulin Plants are sensitive to cold temperatures and frost. To overwinter, move the Grow Bag indoors to a warmer, well-lit location. Reduce watering during the winter months.

What is the significance of the Insulin Plant in traditional Indian medicine?

In traditional Indian medicine, the Insulin Plant is believed to have anti-diabetic properties. The leaves are used for their potential to lower blood sugar levels, but it's crucial to consult a healthcare professional for proper guidance.

Where can I purchase high-quality Insulin Plant Grow Bags in India?

You can find premium Insulin Plant Grow Bags at MetroNursery. We offer high-quality Grow Bags designed for optimal growth conditions for Insulin Plants in India, ensuring your plant thrives and flourishes.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
gaurav laghate
Easy Assembly

Assembly was a breeze with this plant. I didn't need any special tools, and the included instructions made it a straightforward process.

Donnabelle Kapoor
Sturdy and Durable

This plant is surprisingly sturdy and durable. It has withstood a few accidental bumps, and the leaves remain intact. A resilient addition to any space.

Hardy and Resilient

I appreciate the hardiness of this plant. It has survived different weather conditions and still looks as healthy as ever.

Perfectly Packed

Kudos to the packaging! The plant arrived perfectly packed, and there was no damage during transit. It's evident that the seller takes care in shipping.

Shipra Pal
Pet-Friendly Option

For pet owners, this plant is a great choice. It's non-toxic to pets, and I don't have to worry about my furry friends getting into any trouble.