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Jade for Luck

Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

Practitioners of Feng Shui say that jade plants bring good luck, prosperity and success. They are also known as the Money Plant because their glossy, oval-shaped, succulent leaves resemble shiny coins. Jade houseplants do an excellent job of removing indoor toxins, in other words, they help clean the air inside your home.

These natives of South Africa are easy to grow and drought tolerant, storing most of the moisture they need in their leaves. Jade plants need full sun and should only be watered when the soil is just dry to the touch. Their roots will rot if the pot is left standing in water. Feed every three months with a diluted liquid fertilizer, taking care to always water the plant thoroughly first.

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