You just brought home a money tree for the new year and you’re trying to decide where the best place is in your home for it! You want it to bring good fortune to you and your family, so let’s dive into the history of the money tree and its meaning.  

Money trees are associated with feng shui principles, so their placement is key as this affects their ability to bring good luck and fortune. With the Chinese New Year right around the corner, this is the perfect time to bring this giving tree into your home. 

Where should I keep my Money Tree? 

The ideal location will vary for each home or office. Try placing your money tree in the best ‘feng shui’ location that also has the best conditions for the health of your plant. 

Your “money area” 

Traditional feng shui principles say the southeast area of your home or office is your home’s 'money area,' making it the most obvious money tree location for bringing prosperity. 

Your “health area” 

The east area of your home is known as the 'health and family area' in traditional feng shui. This area is supposed to be more powerful when it incorporates wood elements, such as plants. Your money tree can do double duty as both a source of wealth and health in this location.  

A place with plenty of indirect light 

To raise a healthy plant, you need to ensure your tree receives plenty of indirect sunlight. Too much direct sunlight may cause sunburn and affect the overall health of your plant — which won’t help it spread any good fortune to your home. This is why a place in your home with plenty of indirect light makes for an excellent money tree location.   

A place with consistent temperatures away from drafts 

Draft exposure can cause leaf loss for your money tree, so make sure you don’t position it anywhere near a vent or an often-opened door in the winter. In general, money tree plants do best in rooms where the temperature is between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Money Tree locations we don't recommend  

Now that we’ve established the four best money tree locations throughout your home, let’s go over a few places where you don’t want to position your tree. 

The bathroom 

Even though the bathroom might be a great location for your money tree temperature-wise, it’s the least recommended place for a balanced feng shui home and the least likely place for your money tree to bring you good fortune. 

The “love area” 

According to traditional feng shui, the love area of your home is the southwest corner. Not a big believer in feng shui principles? Find a place where your money tree complements your décor and receives the natural, indirect light it craves. 

And even if you think the myths around the money tree’s ability to bring luck and good fortune aren’t real, there’s no denying that these little trees make an attractive addition to any home! 

Money Tree Care & Tips 

Money tree plants are easy to care for: Water with just two ice cubes once a week and follow the other tips listed above. 

Each of our Money Tree plants is made from several plants braided together with a wide canopy about 14-16" Across. The 5" size fits perfectly on a shelf or table, making it perfect for a home or office. It also makes a great gift for Chinese New Year, birthdays, housewarming, and more. 

The easiest way to tell if your Money Tree needs something is the leaves. If they’re yellow or brown, your plant could either be getting a little bit burnt by the strong sun or could need water. Make sure to stick to a consistent watering routine!