Plants are meant to purify the atmosphere and few are more advantageous than others, among them Jade Plant proven to be beneficial for Health and air cleaning. Let’s know about Jade Plant Benefits and decor it at any corner of the house.
Commonly the plants survive in sunlight and sometimes kept indoor too without any extra expenses or materials and care. Jade plant is among them that requires less care and kept in the house as it has Health & Indoor Air Benefits.
Jade Plant filters the harmful airborne particles and pollutants and reduces the level of carbon dioxide, many more other benefits.
Before you decor your surroundings with plants, I recommend you to get complete knowledge of houseplants and familiarize yourself what care it needs or growth characteristics, how it looks and other features of houseplants.
Proven to be a lucky charm as per the Feng Shui mythology the Jade plant near the entrance of restaurants or shops, or in a southeast location brings prosperity and success.
Jade Plant is also known as Crassula ovate, Money Plant, Dollar Plant, Friendship Tree, Pink Joy or Lucky Plant, is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers. It is native to South Africa and Mozambique and one of the most popular houseplants grown worldwide.
Jade Plants Health Benefits
🍀 Jade plant has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
🍀 Mainly used to cure wounds, boils, cuts, and scratches. Gruel made from the leaves is applied to the wounds which help to treat it.
🍀 Juice of the jade is used to treat sores on the lips.
🍀 The jade juice solution is used as a rinse in sore throats.
🍀 The jade juice solution is used to cure inflammation in arthritis and itching and swelling of mosquito bites.
🍀 Leaves of jade plant help in the healing of the gastric and duodenal ulcer.
🍀 Used to get rid of corns
🍀 Infusion of the leaves treats varicose veins
🍀 Jade juice and liquid vaseline are used to treat hemorrhoids
🍀 It is used in the treatment of nausea, epilepsy, and diarrhea
🍀 Crassula Ovata also called as Jade Plant is known to be particularly effective in absorbing toluene emitted from gasoline, paints, kerosene, and lacquers.
🍀 Indoor air pollution is a common problem faced worldwide.
🍀 Not every gaseous compound is harmful, but at high enough concentrations some of them can lead to allergies and dizziness, or even have the potential to cause cancer.
🍀 Jade plants have calming effects.
🍀 You need to boost the positive energy of your home and work environment by including live plants.
🍀 You may keep jade plant along with other plants too, it won’t bother to other plants.
🍀 Jade plant doesn’t require much care and in return proves lucky for the owner.
🍀 The look of jade plant is elegant and creates warm atmosphere wherever placed.
Jade Plant For Feng Shui
🍀 Jade plants has lots of benefits, if they are kept at proper place.
🍀 As the chinese people believes the plant as lucky one and eventually it is named as Lucky Plant, many of the chinese restaurants and store has this at the entrance door.
🍀 Jade plants can be grown indoors and outdoors.
🍀 It’s good to keep this plant in front of the office to invite good fortune and prosperity.
🍀 When placed in the southeast it attracts energized monetary luck for good business or more income.
🍀 According to Feng Shui practices, it encourages placing Jade Plants in east locations for family harmony, health, initiation of projects, scholarly pursuits; in southeast locations for wealth luck; in west locations for creativity or children luck; and in northwest locations for the luck of mentors, teachers, and helpful people.
🍀 Do not place it in the bedroom or bathroom.
JADE PLANTS CARE
🍀 Jade plants require minimum 4-5 hours of sunlight everyday.
🍀 Young plants should be kept in bright, indirect sunlight.
🍀 Kitchens and offices with a south-facing window are typically great spots with just enough light.
🍀 Jade plants grow best at room temperature (65° to 75°F / 18° to 24°C), but prefer slightly cooler temperatures at night and in the winter (down to 55°F / 13°C).
🍀 Watering jade plants
- More water is required at a growing stage in spring and summer, it will require more water than at other times of the year.
- After the soil gets dried out, water it again thereafter.
- End up watering it once a week or once a month, it depends entirely on how quickly the soil dries out.
- The plant doesn’t need much water at the dormant period where the growth stops and this time comes during the fall and winter.
- Water it even less often than in the spring and summer, allowing the soil to dry out fully between waterings.
- Large, well-established jades may not need more than one or two waterings throughout the entire dormancy period.
🍀 Avoid splashing water on the leaves while watering, as this can expose them to rot in a humid environment.
🍀 Jade plants can be sensitive to salts in tap water, so water with filtered or distilled water if your tap water is not ideal.
🍀 If the plant starts to drop its leaves, if leaves start to shrivel, or if brown spots appear on the leaves, it is an indication that the plant needs more water.
🍀 If leaves become squishy and waterlogged, the plant is getting too much water.
🍀 Jade plants should be fed sparingly. Use a diluted mix of a standard liquid houseplant fertilizer or a fertilizer made for cacti and succulents.
🍀 During the winter months, move the plants away from cold windows and keep them out of drafty areas.
REPOTTING JADE PLANTS
🍀 Jade plant can be repotted in small pot. Keeping them in small pot will keep the jade smaller and more manageable.
🍀 Repot young jade plants once every 2 to 3 years to encourage growth.
🍀 With older jade, repot once every 4 to 5 years or as necessary.
🍀 Transplant in the early spring, just before the growing season begins.
🍀 After repotting, don’t water the plant for a week or so.
🍀 Wait at least a month before fertilizing so as not to accidentally burn fresh roots.
🍀 Mealybugs or scale may hide under stems and leaves.
🍀 To remove the pests, use a spray bottle of water or wipe the insects off gently with a bit of rubbing alcohol on a paper towel or cotton swab.
🍀 Repeated applications will be necessary to remove the pests’ offspring.
🍀 If the plant is too heavily infested, it may be better to take a clean cutting from it and start anew.
🍀 Root rot is caused by excessive moisture in the soil. Let the soil dry out between waterings.
🍀 Shriveled or wrinkled leaves are signs of a thirsty plant in need of more frequent or deeper waterings.
🍀 Waterlogged and squishy leaves indicated that the plant is getting too much water.
🍀 Leaf drop is a symptom of watering issues, too.