Jade plants, also known as “money trees,” are popular houseplants because of their hardiness and easy maintenance. However, they are not known for their blooms. In fact, it’s quite rare for a jade plant to bloom when grown indoors. That being said, here are some tips for keeping your jade plant healthy and vibrant, which can help attract positive energy into your home:
- Provide ample sunlight: Jade plants thrive in bright, indirect sunlight. Make sure your plant is placed in a spot that receives plenty of natural light. If necessary, supplement with artificial light.
- Water sparingly: Jade plants are succulents, meaning they store water in their leaves and stems. They prefer dry soil, so be careful not to over-water them. Water only when the soil is completely dry, and avoid getting water on the leaves.
- Fertilize occasionally: You can fertilize your jade plant with a balanced houseplant fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer package.
- Prune regularly: Jade plants can become leggy and top-heavy over time. Prune them back regularly to encourage bushier growth and a stronger stem.
- Keep them warm: Jade plants prefer warm temperatures (65-75°F) and don’t like cold drafts. Keep them away from windows and doors that let in cold air.