Reasons to keep and take care of Jade Plant in your home
“Jade by the door, poor no more!
Jade Plant is a very beautiful and symbolic tree. It is a succulent plant that has wide varieties. It is believed that the Jade plant ensures financial stability and releases negative energy in life. It is a beautiful indoor plant that can live long and grow up to 5 inches. As per Feng Shui, Jade Plant brings positivity, joy, good health, and good wealth to the owner.
Types of Jade Plant:
There are many varieties of Jade Plants, but Crassula Ovata is considered to be the most famous among them. This is not the only variant; many variants have different colors and features. Some best kinds of Jade Plants are Silver Dollar Jade, Blue Bird Money Plant, Gollum Jade Botany Bay, and many more. This houseplant is very popular worldwide because of its easy growth, low maintenance cost, and symbolic significance.
Taking care of Jade Plant:
Jade is considered the most favorite succulent houseplant because it does not require much care or attention. It enhances the beauty of your room and lifts your mood with its presence. Did you know that a Jade plant has a long life span? It can meet with your grandchildren if it is taken care of properly. The soil preferred for Jade Plant is sandy. This variant cannot tolerate extremely dry soil; rather, it prefers a little moist soil to grow. Jade plants need full and part Sun.
Firstly, you need to pick your jade with the help of a local gardener. After that, you need to find a proper, wide, deep pot where it can grow independently strong. Ceramic and plastic pots work best for jade plants. It is advisable to have a good drainage system so that the root does not become soggy and doesn’t rot. A pot with a 4-inch or 6-inch drainage system works fine for jade plants. The vessels made up of glazed clay are very good for succulents as the excess moisture gets evaporated, and it stops waterlogging. Third, you need to fill the pot with sand. Drainage is vital to growing a jade plant because jade can not survive in low drainage pots. Afterward, you must put the soil- a mixture of all-purpose and cacti potting soil. After that, you must loosen the roots and add sand and pea gravel into the pot. You are not supposed to water the plant at this point; you must wait for seven days and then water it.
Some life-saving tips to grow your jade plant
• Jade requires a lot of sunlight. It needs at least 3 to 4 hours of direct sunlight. It is always better to have south or west-facing windows.
• You should keep the soil moist during summer and spring, but ensure it stays dry during fall and winter.
• If you don’t want your beautiful succulents to catch funguses, dust them regularly and stop splashing them with water. You need to take good care of succulents, but extreme care and attention can also cause damage.
• If you notice any brown spots on the leaves, then don’t be disappointed and disheartened. They are not dying now literally! You just need to water them a bit more!
• Succulents need fertilization too. They love it. But remember that you don’t need to over-fertilize succulents, as extra care is not good for them. You can use some easily available succulent fertilizers or houseplant fertilizers.
• If you want your jade to stay small, choose a small pot. Try to report the succulents after 2 to 3 years.
• In winter, the air becomes dry, so viruses and bacteria can stay alive for a long time in dry air. The usage of heaters in winter can dry the air quality. Humidifiers can increase indoor humidity, but succulents also humidify the air.
• Jade plant is considered to be a very lucky plant. It is believed to increase luck and wealth.
• The extract of the jade plant can be used to treat skin warts, upset stomach, and diabetes.
• Jade plants are one of those plants which are known to absorb CO2 at night and which increases the air quality.
There is no denying the fact that there are many benefits of keeping a jade plant in your home, but there are some disadvantages as well.
• If you get to see the leaves wrinkled could be a sign of under-watering. If there are wrinkles along with yellowing on the leaves, that can also be a sign of over-watering.
• If jade plant leaves are soft and mushy, then their leaves tend to fall, and it can attract pests and diseases.
• Yellowing leaves can also be a matter of concern. The reason for yellowing leaves is overwatering.
• Black leaves are very alarming as it requires immediate attention.
Ignoring these disadvantages, jade plants are advantageous in your home. These plants need less care and attention. From scientific and symbolic perspectives, jade plants deserve a corner in your home.