It's amazing how a small pot of a jade plant
or an orchid arrangement can help you keep going.
You can start with Aloe Vera, also used to produce hair and skin products, or Jade Plant
, which is known as the money tree and is believed to bring great wealth and fortune, or the Madagascar Palm.
In your book, you confess, "I was kinder to my jade plant
than my body." Why are women so hard on themselves?
Crassula ovata, also known as the jade plant
or money tree, is a succulent with a unique look that makes a fantastic houseplant.
"Pothos, Aloe, Spider Plant, Snake Plant, Jade Plant
, Rubber Tree, Dieffenbachia, Peace Lily, and Heart Leaf Philodendron.
It's also called the jade plant
- because it should have bright green leaves.
A friend phoned me a few weeks ago concerned about the sunken, blackened areas on the trunk of her jade plant
. When I suggested that she might be overwatering, she replied that she watered only once a week.
Perhaps it's that geranium with the bright red blossoms that always catches your eye, or those showy golden--yellow chrysanthemums that you pick to make fall bouquets for Mom, or maybe it's the potted jade plant
on the kitchen windowsill that bursts forth with tiny star-shaped pink flowers every Christmas.
Plants are extremely opportunistic--stick a leaf from a jade plant
in some sand and it may sprout roots.
One 7-inch pot holds only one jade plant
while three others contain 2 plants each.
The jade plant
or money tree encourages wealth and prosperity and is most effective received as a gift, so it makes a lovely present.
reported exposures Philodendron (Philodendron sp.) 4726 Pepper (Capsicum annuum) 3912 Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia sp.) 2837 Poinsettia (Euphorbia putcherrima) 2798 Holly (Liex sp.) 2651 Pokeweed/Inkberry (Phytolacoa Americana) 2231 Peace lilly (Spathiphyllum sp.) 2086 Jade plant
(Crassula sp.) 1658 Pothos/Devil's ivy (Epipremnum aureum) 1401 Poison ivy (Toxicodendron/Rhus radicans) 1308 Umbrella tree (Brassaia actinophylia) 1141 African violet (Saintpaulia ionantha) 1137 Rhododendron/Azalea (Rhododendron sp.) 1029 Yew (Taxus sp.) 969 Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulua) 945 Pyracantha (Pyracantha sp.) 894 Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) 787 Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) 781 English ivy (Hedera helix) 765 Climbing nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) 754