Every time I wake up in the morning, there’s no other way to refresh my mind than the feeling of breathing fresh air into my lungs, all thanks to my beautiful Jade plant.
I am so pleased to have such a joyful morning of pure peacefulness, watching the eye-pleasing greenery.
And that’s how every morning went by since I got a Jade plant at my home.
The Jade plant has numerous Medicinal and Environmental benefits. Furthermore, cultivating the plant at home has numerous health advantages, such as its juice being highly useful in treating diabetes, burns, and wounds, among other things. It also contributes to the elegance of your beautiful home.
The long list of benefits and advantages that we get from a Jade plant is why it is the most loved succulents worldwide.
Let’s not forget how having the plant at your home affects your psychological wellbeing. It is believed that it gives off nourishing ”chi.” the positive energy if you have it.
As crazy as this sounds, I think it’s true and not because many people believe it. Instead, it’s because I have experienced how quickly my mind becomes calm when I’m around the Jade Plant.
Table of Contents
- Jade plant Overview
- Benefits of Jade Plant in the Environment
- Tips to Take care of the Jade plant
Jade plant Overview
|Scientific Name||'Crassula Ovata'|
|Plant Type||House plant|
|Plant's Height||3-7 Feet|
|Plant's Width||2-3 Feet|
|Flower Color||Pink, White|
|Growing Season||1. Spring and Summer ( Growing Seasons)
2. Winter (Resting season)
|Propagation Techniques||1. Stem Cuttings
2. Leaf Cuttings
Crassula Ovata, commonly called the Jade plant, is a small miniature tree-like appearing succulent used as indoor decorative houses and halls.
They have thick but woody stems with oval-shaped leaves. Once potted, they last generations and do not grow more than three feet. So it is a portable, attractive, economic, and long-lasting plant.
It is commonly known as the lucky plant or money plant. It is also used as an ornamental plant in many households since it brings you financial luck. They are found in South Africans regions.
The plant can grow as high as 6-8 inches under favorable conditions.
There are various species of Jade plant that you can grow at your indoor home, as mentioned below.
- Money Plant
- Skinny Fingers
- Golden Jade Tree
- Miniature Jade Plant
- Crassula Rupestris
- Blush Plakkie
- Silver Jade
- Variegata Jade
- Blue Bird Money plant
- Gollum Jade
- Botany Bay
- Harbor Lights
Benefits of Jade Plant in the Environment
There’s no doubt that the Jade plant also contributes to the environment like many other plants.
However, the benefits are not easy to notice unless you pay close attention to their environmental contribution.
Here are some of the benefits of Jade plant.
1. Improves Air Quality
The air at your indoor home can also be as polluted as the outdoor air and lead to various problems.
The presence of Volatile Organic compounds like acetone, benzene, toluene at your house can cause weakness, exhaustion, headache, allergies, insomnia, etc.
These compounds are likely to get into your house from paints, woods, preservatives, and moth repellents.
It is proven through New York Scientific Research that a jade plant at your indoor place can remove these compounds and improve the air quality. The Jade plant helps to purify the air and remove any harmful contents.
2. Absorbs CO2 at Night and Provides Oxygen
CO2 present in the room is absorbed by the Jade plant at night and gives fresh oxygen during the daytime through photosynthesis.
This process helps to reduce the level of CO2 in your indoor environment and improve the air quality.
Through the process of Crassulacean Acid Metabolism, the Jade plant aids in improving the balance of air in your room.
3. Balances Level of Humidity
Especially during the summertime, when it gets too hot, the air of your indoor environment dries up too fast.
Hot air causes the humidity level to decrease gradually. As a result, you can face problems like dry skin, lips, and itchy throats.
The Crassulacean Acid Metabolism process conducted by the jade plant during the night causes evapotranspiration and helps to increase humidity.
Apart from these reasons, the appealing characteristic of succulents such as the Jade plant can also add beauty to your indoor environment.
4. Jade Plant is Good for Skin
Jade can treat various skin-related problems and infections. It can treat wounds, corns, swelling, itching, boils, cuts, scratches, and skin burns.
To treat such skin problems, you need to extract the juice from the leaves of the Jade Plant and apply it to the skin.
Jade plant juice has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties, which help heal the wound and ease the pain.
Apart from these benefits, the juice also helps to treat skin warts when applied overnight across three days.
5. Medicinal Purpose
In ancient Chinese culture, Chinese people used tea made from the Jade plant to treat diabetes. When mixed with liquid vaseline, the juice extracted from the jade plant also treats hemorrhoids.
According to the research carried out to study the phytochemical and antimicrobial activity of Jade on different strains of bacterias, it is found that the leaves and juices extracted from the Jade plant are also used to treat various diseases such as diabetes, Nausea, diarrhea, epilepsy, etc.
6. Economic Plant
The plant needs very little maintenance, which will save your time as well as cost.
Once you buy it, you don’t need to frequently repot, fertilize, water, prune the Jade plant as compared to the other plants.
It is a slow-growing plant, you won’t need to spend more, so for at least 1-2 years.
7. Adds Aesthetic Value to your Home
Having a Jade plant at your home affects your psychological well-being. The beauty that the Jade plant brings to your home will likely get you attached to the plant emotionally.
The Jade plant provides a sense of elegance, with glossy, oblong, or round leaves that sparkle in a dark black hue. Because of its dangly look, which mimics a tiny tree, it goes with any interior decor.
If that wasn’t enough, in late winter and early spring, you’ll see a lovely pink and white blooming.
Due to this, the plant might become one of the essential parts of your life that will contribute to your success indefinitely.
To know more about its benefits in Feng Shut, you can watch
8. Superstitious Benefits of Jade plant
People often believe that having a Jade plant at home is auspicious since it brings luck to your home. Especially in Asia, people believe the Jade plant is a good luck charm that brings financial gains to your home.
Therefore, people of Asia often call the plant as Money plant or Luck Plant. It might sound crazy, but it is true. It’s what people believe, and we cant change that.
People say the plant gives good vibes and emits positive when placed inside your house. Well, this might be true. But there is no scientific explanation for this?
Tips to Take care of the Jade plant
If you want to gain numerous benefits from the plant, you have to give your best to take care of the Jade plant.
Let’s have a look at the summary of how to take care of the jade plants.
|Sunlight||Direct sunlight 3-4 hours a day|
|Temperature||Ideal temperature 65 degree to 75 degree F|
|Watering||Water when top soil is dry to touch.|
|Soil Type||Well draining organic soil|
|Humidity||35% to 45% humidity|
|Repotting||Repot young jade every 2-3 years to encourage growth.|
|Soil pH||6.1 to 6.5 (Neutral to Acidic)|
|Pruning||At least once a year|
Taking care of a plant isn’t as easy as it looks, but you will get used to it. Then, just a little bit of your time and effort will do the job.
Here’s how to take care of the Jade plant;
- In the case of a newly potted Jade plant, place it on a shady place away from direct sunlight for at least a month, and when its roots are properly rooted on the soil, you can bring it outside.
- However, matured Jade plant requires at least 3-4 hours of direct sunlight in a day. So, it is better to keep it in a bright place where the sun rays fall in it easily.
- The ideal temperature for the jade plant to flourish is between 65°F to 75°F. But during winter, they require a temperature of about 55° F.
- To find out whether the plant needs water or not, place your hands on the potting mix soil of the Jade plant. If the soil feels dry to touch, then it’s time for you to water your Jade plant.
- Jade plant requires humidity of about 35% to 45%. Therefore if it gets too hot, then you can use a humidifier. Otherwise, room temperature is ideal for the plant.
- Always check the soil to make sure if it’s loose or stiff. If the soil is too hard, you need to change at least 50% of the soil with a new soil mix or repot the Jade plant.
- Pests and insects will damage the root, stem, and leaves of the plant. You can use a strong jet of water to throw them off your jade plant. But if they are many, you need to spray organic pesticides such as neem oil.
If you want to know how to care for and grow Jade plants indoors, you can watch
Having a Jade plant in your room is considered very auspicious. It can be very beneficial for your health and the indoor environment keeping a Jade plant nearby.
The Jade plant helps purify the air and increase the oxygen you breathe by reducing volatile Organic compounds like acetone, benzene, and the amount of Carbon dioxide from your room.
It also helps balance the relative humidity level from the air during summertime when it is too dry. Thus, it prevents problems such as itchy throat, dry skin, dry lips, etc.
Knowing about all those benefits might come in handy if you already have a Jade plant at your home. If you don’t have one, then think of how beneficial it would be if you had one with you.
Such an economical plant in your room would undoubtedly increase its beauty and make your every morning mesmerizing breathing fresh air.