Pachira, Tux-Edo and Kenzie

A few weeks ago, while shopping at Costco, we spotted some Pachira Aquatica plants, commonly known as money trees. We immediately liked the braided trunks and big leaves and thought it would bring a bit of life in our living room. We, of course, took the time to do quick google research to make sure it isn’t poisonous to the cats before deciding to bring it home with us.

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This reminds me, we haven’t introduced our kitties here, yet so here they are.

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Tux-Edo, is a black and white male, he was born June 15th, 2010. I adopted him about 10 weeks later while he was just a tiny baby from one of my mom’s coworkers who had adopted him but quickly realized his daughter was allergic.

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Kenzie is a calico (or tortoiseshell-and-white) female, she was found wandering the streets in our friends’ neighborhood looking for food and attention in May 2012. They took her in for the night and immediately started looking for a family for her as they already have 3 cats of their own. I took her in then and the vet estimated she was already a few months old (6 to 8).

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We figured the cats wouldn’t attack and eat the leaves too much since they are higher up from the ground. It is now sitting happily in our living room adding a slightly exotic zen feel to the room.

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According to the information on the tag “The braided Pachira, also know as “Money Tree”, and a symbol of good fortune and feng shui design, is an ideal addition to your home and office decor. Its origins are in central America and northern South America, where it can still be found growing naturally as a freshwater tree in wetland swamps.”

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