Jade plants have other names such as Money Vine, Dollar Plant, Fortunate Plant, and Friendship Plant. This beautiful succulent plant is another low-maintenance, perennial shrub with delicate pink or white flowers that develop in the summer. Mentioned below are a few reasons to have a Jade plant at home.
- A good luck symbol – The Jade plant is believed to attract prosperity and fortune in Asian countries. In Feng Shui, it’s a symbol of good luck and consistency because it’s an evergreen plant.
- Easy to maintain – it’ll grow on for years, if you save it from low temperatures and cold drafts in winter and avoid overwatering. Since it’s slow-growing, you won’t need frequent repotting, pruning, and fertilizing as well.
- Medicinal properties – It’s used as a medicinal plant in Chinese culture and the indigenous KhoiKhoi community and other African tribes. Extract from its leaves is used to treat wounds, stomach upset, warts, and diabetes.
- Increases humidity – Relatively low moisture indoor air can impact your safety and appearance. Soft eyes, flaky hair, itchy neck, static energy, cold and fever, asthma are some of the indications. Humidifiers are the primary tool to improve indoor moisture. House plants like Jade Plant increase humidity.
- Beauty – Jade plants sport bright green, fleshy leaves atop thick attractive stems. Some varieties also offer multicoloured foliage or have interesting tube-like leaves. The plants’ almost bonsai-like appearance is especially welcome in contemporary or Asian decor.
- Disease resistance – There are no worries about diseases when it comes to jade plants. These hardy souls are resistant to most common houseplant problems except they can’t tolerate over watering. Water only when the soil surface dries out completely and your plant will be fine. Occasionally, jades will be attacked by mealy bugs, but they are easy to eradicate by rubbing each insect with an alcohol-soaked Q-tip.