If you believe in Feng Shui, or simply want to have your place neatly organized and your plants happy, you might also ask the same question. Let’s have a look at all factors that come into play when deciding about a perfect place for your Jade Plant.
The Jade plant is often considered as a money tree, a notion that comes from a Chinese tradition, where the plant was believed to bring luck and money. In order to meet this purpose more effectively, Jade Plant should be placed in the right spot in your home.
Welcoming good fortune and prosperity at the entrance of the house
The most common spot to place Jade plants is in the entrance of the restaurant,or house, or an office, to invite and welcome good fortune and prosperity.
According to Feng Shui, Jade plants should be placed in an eastern location to attract good health, family harmony, and success for all spheres of your life. If you want to have more wealth and luck, the plant should be placed in the southeast location. However, there are locations in the house wherein you should not place Jade plants. Examples of those places are in the bedroom and especially if the bathroom–at least that’s what the cultural tradition says :).
Honestly speaking, I don’t know exactly why Feng Shui experts consider such locations inappropriate. Speaking merely from scientific perspective, placing jade plant in the bathroom or bedroom is actually a good idea. This is because jade plants help purify the air, and the air is often most stuffed in the bedroom, where we spend a lot of time.
The Jade plants can thrive both indoor and outdoor. I love to place jade plants before the main door of the house–not only they look good and welcome the visitors, they may also bring luck, and other good things to our lives, as Feng Shui experts and pundits believe.
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Taking care of a Jade Plant
Jade plants are some of the most versatile plants you can have indoor and outdoor. They are evergreen with thick branches and thick, shiny leaves. Some have yellow-green leaves. It almost seems that they would survive anything, and this idea actually isn’t that far from truth.
These stubborn plants need minimal care and can tolerate neglect–for example when you go for a holiday and simply forget to ask your neighbor to water them during the weekend. But this does not mean that jade plants can survive without any care whatsoever! Like other succulent varieties, jade plants have specific needs that have to be met, as long as you want your plants to thrive and have a good life–which I sincerely ope you do! Some of them are listed below:
Sunny spots are best for Jade Plants
Jade plants need full sun to grow healthily. If you place a jade plant indoors–perhaps you do not have any other option, it is a good idea exposing it at least once a week to direct sun.
If you want to have a jade plant in your home, I suggest that you choose the small ones. This will allow you to move the plant easily outside if they need sunlight, for example once or twice a week. You let them sunbathing, just as you’d allow yourself once in a while, because where sun goes a doctor doesn’t go. However, this would be much more tricky with bigger Jade plants, since they weight much more and are harder to manipulate…
Watering schedule should not harm your Jade Plant
On the top of the sun requirement, jade plants also need water to thrive well. Having said that, these succulents are incredibly hardy, they can survive an irregular watering schedule. In my jade plants, I don’t have scheduled watering. I just water them as soon as their soil dries–you can get a feel of that just touching the soil in the pot.
Similarly to other succulent varieties, over-watering is detrimental to jade plants. So you need to be careful not to overwater them. Too little water can also negatively affect the overall health of the plant, though you would hardly kill your jade plant forgetting to water it for a week or two… If spots of different color start appearing on the leaves or leaves start falling off, it is an indication that your Jade plant needs more water, or perhaps a more frequent watering schedule.
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Good soil and the right pot for your Jade Plant
Soil is another thing that all plants need–and Jade plant is no exception. However, succulent plants like jade plants need special soil, at least if you want them to thrive and make your home really beautiful. As you know, all succulents do not like compact soil. Soil like this retains too much water, and your plants will start rotting…
The best soil for succulents is those that can provide drainage and aeration. One of the characteristics of good succulent soil is grittiness. Gritty soil allows the excess water to just drain. It also allows the plant to breathe. Click here to check my recommended succulent soil on Amazon (* this is an affiliate link, if you decide to buy the soil I’ll earn a small commission–few cents, so thank you for your support).
Lastly, you need to make sure to plant your Jade Plant in the right container. I recommend that you choose a pot with a drainage hole. A gritty soil night is useless if you use a pot without a hole. The excess water during watering will be just stored at the bottom of the pot. In this case, your jade plant is in great trouble. Eventually, the roots will rot and the whole plant will die sooner or later. So make sure that the excess water drains freely from the pot.
Frankly, you can place a jade plant anywhere in the house and enjoy the benefits of it. However, if you believe in Feng Shui, placing the Jade Plant in specific locations is a great idea. At the end of the day, you can lose nothing placing it there, and who knows, maybe it will really bring you fortune and luck 🙂
The most common location of Jade plants to attract luck is the entrance of the house or office. As I already mentioned, jade plants do not only invite prosperity, but also good health and family harmony. And that’s in my opinion more important than money…
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Final questions & Answers
Q: Can I put my jade plant outside?
A: Yes, you can plant jade plant outside. Jade plants are versatile they can survive in outdoor environment. In winter though, it is recommended that you bring jade plants inside to avoid frosts.
Q: Does jade plant bring good luck?
A: Jade plants are commonly considered as a money plant. According to Feng Sui, this plant brings luck and prosperity. In a scientific perspective, however, jade plants do a very good job of purifying the air indoor.
Q: How do you take care of a jade plant in your house?
A: Jade plants indoors should be given enough sources of sunlight, right soil, water, and the right type of pot. Although jade plants are hardy succulents, they can die if over and under-watered. When watering jade plants, always consider the moisture of the soil. Only water if the soil is already dry.
Q: Do jade plants like small pots?
A: Yes,they do, just make sure to use a pot with a drainage hole to keep the plant safe from bathing in too much water, which can easily cause it to rot…
May also interest you: My full guide to succulent growing.