My Jade Plant Addiction

I really am addicted to the Jade plant. You can see below! I just love the look of it, how easy it is to maintain and you can grow it yourself. The reason why I have so many is that I break a bit off, stick it in some water, let it grow roots, then put it in my garden. Then I grow a bigger Jade and can pot it or break some off and start again. I actually have 2 little stems sitting in water currently waiting for roots to grow. A few months ago I was in Melbourne and walking down a side street with my Dad. Hanging over someone’s fence as we passed by was a huuuuge Jade plant. It stopped me dead in my tracks… Sneakily I snapped a hunk off and brought it all the way back to Wagga to grow more of my own. This plant is so easy to make more of!

I also love them because they are considered a “lucky plant” or “money tree”. You can’t say no to that! The money tree is used as a feng shui cure to attract the energy of wealth and prosperity. The money tree plant is supposed to produce positive vibrations that will bring prosperity to the owner of the house or business. It is best placed at the front door and at the back door. I have every entry and exit spot covered in my house haha!

According to Feng Shui practices, it encourages placing jade plants near entrances to your business or in southeast location of your business or home in order to activate financial energies. Jade plants, like the stone, are green. Green color is symbolic of growth, renewal, spring time sprouting in the form of wealth in our lives.

There are stacks and stacks of roots in this one I’ve had in water. Time to plant it I think.

This one is considered a miniature Jade plant because the leaves are smaller. Or also know as “Elephants Food”.

The Jade plant can have slightly different leaves and shapes like this one with pointy or tubular leaves.

They cost about $15 for a good size like these ones at Bunnings. I even bought one in the Kmart nursery.

Have you got a Jade plant? ♥ KC.


  • Julie

    LOVE Jade plants, and guess what? You don’t even need to start cuttings off in water first! They are so tough that once the end of the cut has callused over (dried out a little) so that it doesn’t rot, you can stick them straight into soil to grow. As you know, they are a little brittle and my kids and pets knock bits off the ones I have in the garden all the time – usually they are callused by the time I find the knocked off bit, so I just stick it in the ground somewhere else to grow. That’s true of most succulents actually! You should see how harshly I treat my Mother-in-Law’s tongue outside and it grows like a boss.

    • Katrina (author)

      You are so clever, I thought I had to get roots first. That’s the best!! X

  • Beck @craftypjmum

    I will be heading out to buy one right away : ) thanks for the tip lovely x

  • Daniella

    Hi Katrina, we have two huge bushes of the money plant one at the front near the letter box and the other near the front door???? I have a couple inside in pots, I just snapped a little branch and potted straight into a pots????Should I have put them in water first for roots to grow? Please

    • Katrina (author)

      Apparently you can just put straight in the ground – that’s good to know!!

  • Anita Lane

    I have a massive miniature jade,i didn’t know about the bigger ones

  • Tanya

    What sort of pots do you keep your succulents in? Do you have a saucer for drainage? Thanks

    • Katrina (author)

      Some of them are still in the black pots, or yes some have a saucer underneath 🙂

  • Sum

    So glad you posted this. I love my jade plant. It has died a few times over but I’ve managed to get new shoots and repot them. Poor thing. Because I’ve had it outside (at my front door) it’s been hit by the frost terribly because it’s taken me off gaurd (so sensitive to the cold). I’m jealous of anyone who can have them in their yard! I’ve currently only got 4 shoots and I’m being a mum to those after losing 3 plants. Thanks for giving me new inspiration!

  • Erin Belmore

    I have an addiction with plants also specifically, flowery plants. I love having them not just in the garden but also inside the house. I just make sure that I am giving the right care for them eventhough they are inside the house. I can relate so much to your post. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rowena

    I’ve been told jade plants hold their luck only if it is gifted to you. Is that correct? I’ve been gifted one awhile ago but would like a 2nd for my back door.

  • Tania Wadley

    Such a cute article.. love your photo’s and decor!
    I have a jade tree at my front door but only recently found out you need one at the back door aswell to stop the wealth flow from flowing away. I am going to get my cutting right now to put in water.. Thanks… They look so cute in little pots and jars ?

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