This succulent houseplant has fleshy, oval-shaped leaves and woody stems that resemble tiny tree trunks.
With a bit of care the jade plant can grow as high as three and six feet,
but it grows slowly only growing two inches a year.
The jade plant originated in South Africa.
Because they are a lucky plant jade plants were given as gifts as housewarming presents.
Typically, only grown indoors they can be brought home or started any time either from a professional nursery…
..or through propagation.
The jade plant is usually straightforward to cultivate and is not as demanding…
…however they are susceptible to too much moisture and a variety of diseases.
With all succulents, overwatering is a definite death sentence so it is best to keep the soil too dry rather than too wet.
Jade plants also require enough light to attain their full potential.
If there are proper conditions met, however, you will be gifted with a stunning succulent….
…that can be propagated easily.
Providing you with plenty of plants to distribute all around the house.
Older plants may produce a cluster of white, star-shaped flowers if given enough sun.
These plants become more beautiful with age. Plant a large Jade in a decorative container;
It’s branching growth habit is a stunning, tree-like accent for a bright room.
There are shiny, plump, spoon-shaped green leaves on its tree-like branches that are often tinged with crimson.
When it’s eaten, they cause only minor health issues like diarrhea and vomiting…
…in humans and animals according to researchers at the University of California.
But beside their toxic effect of the Jade, back then Jade used by native as a medicine.
Here’s the story of Maria about her experience having a treatment with jade plant as medicine
Let us hear about Maria’s story
This story is about a little girl named Maria. She had always been a sickly child so her parents decided…
…to buy her a jade plant as medicine because they heard it was good for illness.
The first day Maria got the plant she got treated by it and felt better that night when she woke up.…
It’s so magical that this plant can cure Maria’s illness. I barely have no clue that this jade plant…
as medicine can cure Maria’s diabetes treatment. I thought this plant is very toxic, especially for our pets...
But now its all change. This plant is a surely fantastic when you know the truth behind it!
Now Maria can live a happy life without having any worries about her illness again.
Lets go to the interesting parts!
The jade plant is a common indoor and outdoor plant in mild climates.
Owners appreciate the glossy leaves, wide variety of forms and colours and ease of maintenance.
Even houseplants will bloom if they are given enough sun light, and fertilizer.
The plants make excellent and long-lasting bonsai well to pruning and root restriction, but not to wiring techniques.
Under the strain of thin wires, the smooth, fleshy trunks appear to scar.
So lets get into the main topic!
Medicinal Properties of Jade Plant
Jade plant is not just an ornamental houseplant that brings you financial luck.
Jade plant isn’t a major element of herbal or alternate medicine nor of standard medicine but in the olden days…
…they were recommended for warts by cutting them open and rubbing the leaf against…
…the wart for several days until the wart fell off.
A jade plant that has pointed leaves is used in China for the treatment of diabetes as well…
…as treating nausea in some countries, and in some other nations it is used to treat nausea.
It’s used as a medicinal plant in Chinese culture and the indigenous KhoiKhoi community and other African tribes.
In this use, a leaf is cut open and the moist flesh is bound over the wart for a series of days.
If the treatment is successful the wart falls off after prolonged exposure.
The plant is also used as a treatment for nausea, and in Africa it is used to treat epilepsy, diarrhea…
..corns and to purge the intestines.
In China, a variety of jade plant with pointed leaves called the stone lotus, is used to treat diabetic symptoms.
For skin warts jade plant’s juice is applied on it overnight for three days.
Drinking tea made from Jade leaves helps to mellow out diabetes symptoms.
As per Feng Shui, the Jade plant helps to open the energy flow in the body.
It accelerates and activates ‘Chi,’ uplifting, positive vibes.
Here’s the interesting part
Jade Plant as Medicine
Although the jade plant isn’t a popular component of herbal or alternative medicine it is recommended…
…for warts in folk remedies. A leaf is cut open and the moist flesh is bound over the wart for several days…
..in this process. The wart will fall off after prolonged exposure if the treatment is effective.
The plant is also used to relieve nausea, and it is used in Africa to treat epilepsy, diarrhea, corns, and intestinal purging.
A jade plant with pointed leaves known as the stone lotus is used to treat diabetic symptoms in China.
Humans are not known to be poisoned by jade plants. The herb, on the other hand is only lightly known…
..in medical literature, so proceed with caution.
External applications should be started on very small test patches of skin, and internal usage should be avoided…
..until you’re positive there will be no damage. Do not use a jade plant to treat your pets. It is poisonous to dogs…
…and while some people suggest it for diabetic cats others believe it is toxic to cats as well.
Tips for Planting Your Jade Plants
When planting your jades, pick a large pot that’s easy to move around your home.
While jade plants don’t have extensive root systems, they might get top-heavy causing the container to fall over.
Always ensure that you use a light and loamy potting soil for your plants.
You need to make sure that the soil drains well and that the pot has drainage holes to allow water to drain…
…from the roots normally. Overwatering the plants can result in root rot.
Use a general potting mixture and add some perlite in a 3:1 ratio to enhance drainage.
You can purchase pre-mixed all-purpose potting mixes for cactus or succulent that are also ideal for jade plants.
Do not water jade plants right after planting contrary to most other plants.
Let the plant sit for four to seven days before giving it its first watering. This allows the roots time to adapt to the soil.
Next up to the next part
Plant jade plants in cactus soil with some added organic matter….
…or mix your own with 1 part soil 1 part peat moss and 3 parts coarse builder’s sand.
Jade root cuttings in moist sand.
Cuttings rooted in water will root in a glass or vase of water…
…but they do not transplant well.
Plant jade plants in a southern window where they receive at least four hours of direct sunlight.
Some varieties grow better in indirect light, such as those with variegated leaves while others…
..grow better in direct sunlight.
In winter move jade plants away from windows to avoid injury from the cold.
During summer either move the plant out of the direct sunlight…
….or move it outside to a sunny spot.
In the summer when jade plants are actively growing…
…water them to keep the soil slightly moist. During the winter, water it with…
…less frequently, allowing the soil to dry completely before watering again.
Water-soluble fertilizer made for houseplants can be applied to jade plants once every three to four months.
Wait at least three months before fertilizing newly started plants
Last but not least.
During the day, rooms should be 65°F and 75°F, and at night, 50°F to 55°F.
You can wipe the leaves down periodically with a damp cloth to remove dust.
If your jade plant becomes top-heavy, you can slip its pot into a larger pot…
…and fill the space between the pots with fresh soil.
This will give your plant the support it needs without having to repot the plant.
You can pinch new growth with your fingers to promote…
….the plant’s development of dense foliage if it looks leggy or spindly
Jade as a succulent plant, have a good resilience that can accompany you….
…and besides it’s easy to take care of it.
For us who’s kind of lazy to take care general houseplant.
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These remedies can help you keep your succulents free of pests.
I hope this helps. Thank you for reading. Cao!