I retrieved this unique hanging pot from Mum's place the other day where it has been hanging around for a long time. While I was planting some pretties in it, I realised that it had, originally been some sort of metal light shade. Someone had, at some distant time, repurposed it by adding the chains.
Nothing says, Welcome,
like some plants at the front door
and look, not an edible one in sight.
The jade plant is sometimes called the money plant and is often seen at the door of Chinese restaurants. Feng Shui says that they attract both money and prosperity. Although I am not that much interested in lots of money, I do like the idea of prosperity. The Legatum Prosperity Index rates countries using 79 variables including health, social capital, safety and security, education and personal freedom...and that is the definition I am going with.
Somebody (I bet you can guess who) has given my jade a number one crew cut. I bought a new one (see it in the billy) to replace it. However, as I was about to tip the old one out I realised its stems were still green.
So I have tidied up its fringe, conditioned its roots and given it an encouraging talk...in the hope of recycling it.
maybe double jade plants
mean double prosperity?