About: Braided money trees are actually multiple plants that have had their trunks woven together during growth while they’re flexible. The trunk braid and leaves have symbolism for many people who believe that they bring good luck and financial success. But even if such considerations aren’t meaningful to you, you can definitely still enjoy this money tree plant for its fun and unusual trunk, lively green leaves, and relatively low-maintenance watering needs. If you saw a money tree, or Pachira aquatica, in its native habitat of Central and South American swamps, you probably wouldn’t recognize it. The tree can grow up to 60 feet tall.