Dwarf Variegated Jade Plant (Portulacaria)
This cultivar, Dwarf Jade 'Variegata', has miniature patchy green and white leaves that offer ornamental value.
Plant special features
Growing jade plants in one's home or workplace is prominent, and they are relatively slow-growing plants. They are also seen as symbols of good-luck, wealth and prosperity and thus, have a great importance in Feng-shui.
|Sunlight:||Jade plant thrives best with four to six hours of direct sun, but they will survive in bright, indirect light. Place the plant well in sunny location indoors.|
|Watering:||The plant doesn’t appreciates humidity and requires well-drained drier soil. Hence, one must be careful not to overwater (this plant may develop root rot in poorly-drained soil).|
|Soil:||The plant prefers a rich but well-draining potting mix that should be kept moist but not wet.Potting mix tailored for orchids, with a few handfuls of sand and a few handfuls of peat moss mixed in, is ideal.|
|Temperature & Humidity :||It is intolerant of humidity and wide range of temperatures, an average to cool indoor temperature is ideal for good plant health.|
|Repotting:||The plant is relatively slow-growing, repot only once in 2 years. Transfer the plant to a pot that is 2 inches larger than the existing one.|
|Propagation:||Propagation is easily achieved by leaf cutting.|
Dos and Don’ts:
Lack of light is the cause of the dull leaves and leaves drop. Place your plant closer to a southern or eastern facing window.
Make sure your plant’s pot have good drainage because this plant is susceptible to root rot and does not like to sit in wet soil. Just make sure to water the plant deeply and let all of the excess water flow out of the drainage holes.
Mealy bug infestation is common in this plant. To completely get rid of the pests, the plants must be cleaned frequently for a few days or weeks. The insects can be removed with a cotton swab bathed in rubbing alcohol. Jade plants can occasionally become infected by spider mites.
Styling and décor tips:
According to feng-shui, maintaining a jade plant in the southernmost part of your room or desk is considered lucky and extremely beneficial.
Keeping a Jade plant near the entrance gate of your home is also effective to welcome wealth and good luck.
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