Pachira stump plant, also known as the Guiana Chestnut or the Malabar Chestnut, is a tropical houseplant that features a stout, braided stem and large, green, shiny leaves that resemble a hand with 5 fingers. The plant can grow up to 6 feet tall and is relatively easy to care for.
Pachira stump plants prefer bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. They are tolerant of periods of low light and dry soil, but they should be watered thoroughly and allowed to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot.
Pachira stump plants are known for their ability to purify the air and are often used in feng shui to bring good luck and prosperity to the home. The plant produces edible nuts that are used in cooking in some cultures.