Jade diggers in the Yurungkash river. The river which goes from the Kunlun mountains and into the Taklaman desert carries loads of white jade sparking a mad rush for the precious stones, technically known as nephrite. More than 2,500 miles from Shanghai's glitzy jewellery boutiques, China's new rich have unleashed an unprecedented rush for white jade on the country's far-western border. #hotan#silkroad#jade#yurungkash#river#xinjiang#china#uighurs#filmisnotdead @instituteartist
I've been feeling sorry for this Jade plant for quite some time now, Jade's thrive with a level of neglect however this one rarely sees a drop of water and hasn't ever been fed in all the years I've known it. It actually belongs to my brother but I felt I should adopt it.
For an instant 'revival' I made a simple change of pot cover from its old purple gloss pot to this industrial concrete striped pot by @gisela_graham (£5 + delivery from @the_contemporary_home) really sets off the foliage and woody trunk. A quick mist and wipe with a soft cloth cleared the layers of dust that had built up over the years and really helped it to look the best it can whilst maximising the ability for the plant to absorb light.
Place your Jade plant somewhere that gets around 4-5 hours of sunlight each day - easier said than done during the British winter but try your best! If your Jade starts to look a bit leggy then it's a sign it needs more light.
Jade plants enjoy a daytime temperature of 18-24ºC (65-75F) during the day and 10-13ºC (50-55F) at night. From early Autumn until the start of January it is worth keeping your plant at around 12ºC (54F) and cut watering right back.
Never let the soil get too sodden when watering as this can lead to leaves dropping and roots to rot. Water once the soil has dried out fully, they are more than happy with a bit of drought but never leave your pot standing in water.
Use a general purpose liquid houseplant feed. Ideally at the start of spring and again at the start of summer. It's important to moisten the soil first by giving the plant a small water, leave to rest for 5-10 minutes then water once again with the feed. This prevents the feed 'burning' the roots of the plant.
Jades are quite happy being fairly root bound; however, if your Jade has became top heavy then it may be time to re-pot into something a little bigger and weightier, this will help to keep it upright!
When repotting your plant you should either use succulent soil or a 50/50 general purpose compost and perlite mix. This should be done during the growing season in Spring/Summer.
Un brin de magie 😉
Un magnifique collier long avec deux superbes grosses perles de jade verte naturelles accompagnée d'une fiole autrefois rempli d'un mystérieux élixir de chance on dit qu'il reste quelques gouttes tout au fond mais attention c'est très puissant Le jade est un symbole de sérénité au milieu des tempêtes. Bonne pour clarifier le mental, elle stimule sur le plan énergétique les fonctions cérébrales. C'est une pierre bonne pour la méditation, la paix, harmonie, bonheur intérieur et elle soutien le plan affectif. en nous reconnectant à nos facultés amoureuses. (chakra du coeur qui est vert et rose)C'est une pierre concrète et positive. Elle attirant la bonne fortune et le succès, elle est idéale pour les personnes qui aiment les jeux de hasard.
N'hésitez pas à me contacter si il vous plaît 😀