Pachira aquatica – the Money Tree or Malabar Chestnut.
This an ornamental tree that radiates happiness. With several interwoven trunks and dark green leaves that resemble a hand with 5 fingers, it is a rapid grower that has has a lovely large crown of leaves – Pachira is ideal for people who like impressive greenery in their home but would like not to spend too much time maintaining it.
According to Chinese feng shui tradition the leaves look like green hands that capture happiness and good fortune and the twisted stem store the treasure. In Asia, the plant is also called the money tree – there it is a traditional housewarming gift that brings good luck and happiness to the home.