The jade plant is an evergreen succulent plant with thick branches. When it matures, it produces small white or pink, star-like shaped flowers in winter. Crassula ovata, commonly known as jade plant, lucky plant, money plant or money tree, is native to the KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa, and Mozambique; it is common as a houseplant worldwide. I bought this plant when it was a little thing (approximately 4 inches high) several years ago! The jade plant is known for its ease of propagation, which can be carried out with clippings or even stray leaves which fall from the plant. Jade plants may readily be propagated from both with success rates higher than with cuttings. I’ve given many clippings away to friends. According to Feng Shui*, potted jade plants were given as a house-warming gift to friends for it promotes both friendship and prosperity. In fact, this plant was also gifted to those who were starting a new business to usher in good luck for their finances. Flowering jade plants are a sign of wealth and prosperity.
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