I’m Jadé, a Portulacaria afra and native to southern Africa. I am an evergreen succulent shrub known for my natural tree-like form. I'm a very popular tree not only for my very easy care but also because I'm known throughout Asia as a good luck charm. I'm also referred to as a Money Tree for my vibrant green leaves which resembles jade coins, a symbol of wealth and prosperity.
Keep me in a location that has direct sunlight a few hours a day. A southern or western facing window works well. To water, submerge my pot in water up to the rim for 15-20 minutes and then let me drain thoroughly. Do this about once every 1-14 days, or when my pot feels light again. Dry, warm apartments might make me dry out quicker, so check the weight of my pot. Take me outside on nice days in summer for warm summer air, which reminds me of home.
Symbolism:Jade Plant is a popular good luck charm in Chinese culture, thought to bring in financial energies. This beautiful succulent plant has vibrant green leaves symbolic of growth, renewal and abundance. It's round leaves resemble jade coins which is symbolic of prosperity and wealth. It is a traditional gift for businesses and many business owners place a Jade Plant near the entrance of their restaurants or shops, or in a southeast location to bring prosperity and success. During the Chinese New Year celebrations, Jade Plants are set on top of stock and investment certificates so they will increase in value during the coming year.
Includes care instructions. Plate sold separately.
Pot Sizes* Small: 4"W x 3"H Medium: 5"W x 3.5"HLarge: 6"W x 4"H XLarge: 7"W x 5"H XXL: 8"W x 5.5"H
*as no two handmade pots are the same, pot dimensions are best approximations