by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com
Also known as: lucky plant, money plant or money tree
- Symbolizes: prosperity, success, motivation to start new projects, harmony, health, luck, creativity, friendship
- Element: Water
- Uses: Remedy, Topical Skin Products
- Parts used: Flowers, Leaves & Root
- Preparation: Tea, Topical Skin Remedy
The Jade Plant is native to South Africa and Mozambique. This succulent plant with small pink or white flowers has become a symbol for friendship and abundance in Asian philosophies and being adopted in the West. Giving a Jade plant as a gift reflects friendship and if in bloom, a great friendship making it a popular birthdays and Christmas gift. The green leaves signify energy and the joy of friendship, and the flowers represent the fragrance of great friendship.
In the Northern regions the Jade plant blooms at Christmas with small white flowers that are beautiful and fragrant. A flowering Jade plant reflects luck and prosperity.
In their Feng Shui traditions the placement of a Jade plant would be in these following ways:
- Business owners – placed near the entrance, 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.
- Homes – east locations for family harmony, health, initiation of projects, scholarly pursuits; in southeast locations for wealth luck; in west locations for creativity or children luck; and in northwest locations for the luck of mentors, teachers and helpful people.