Kuberakshi Plant is popular to attract wealth and money. If you, too, want to try your luck in getting a fortune, then grow it!
Kuberakshi Plant is a succulent and is popular as a Jade plant around the world. It is really easy to grow and take care of, which makes it one of the best indoor plants. Let’s have a look at how to cultivate it easily to attract fortune at home!
Kuberakshi Plant Information
Kuberakshi Plant is native to South Africa and has thick, fleshy, oval-shaped leaves that grow in opposite pairs along the stem. The leaves are usually a glossy green, but some cultivars have red or yellow edges. The plant produces small, star-shaped flowers that are generally white or pink and appear in clusters in the winter.
Kuberakshi Plant is mainly grown as an ornamental specimen. In traditional Chinese medicine, plant leaves are used to treat inflammation, burns, and skin infections. In some cultures, the plant is also considered a symbol of good luck and prosperity.
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata
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How to Grow Kuberakshi Plant?
Kuberakshi Plants can be grown with seeds purchased from the nursery. You can also grow them through stem cuttings or leaf cuttings using the following steps:
From Stem Cutting:
- Choose a healthy stem with at least a few leaves from the parent plant. It’s best to choose a stem that is not flowering.
- Cut with a sharp, sterilized knife or scissors. The cutting should be about 3-4 inches (7.6-10 cm) long.
- Allow the Kuberakshi Plant cutting to dry for a day or two until the cut end has calloused over.
- Plant the cutting in a pot filled with well-draining soil, such as a cactus or succulent mix. Ensure that the soil is moist but not soggy.
- Keep the pot in a location of warm, bright sunlight, but avoid direct sunlight. Water the Kuberakshi Plant cutting sparingly until new growth appears.
- Gently remove a healthy leaf from Kuberakshi Plant. Choose a mature, healthy leaf that is not damaged.
- Allow the leaf to dry for a day or two until the cut end has calloused over.
- Plant the leaf-cutting in a pot filled with well-draining soil, such as a cactus or succulent mix. Insert the cut end of the leaf about 1 inch (2.5 cm) into the soil.
- Place the pot in a warm, bright location, but avoid direct sunlight. Water the cutting sparingly until new growth appears.
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Requirements to Grow Kuberaskshi Plant
Kuberakshi Plant needs a lot of sunlight to thrive. Place it in a sunny spot that gets at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. If you live in a region with extreme summer heat, keep it safe from long exposure to the afternoon sun.
This plant prefers to dry out between waterings and should only be watered when the soil feels dry to the touch. It is best to water your Kuberakshi Plant deeply but infrequently.
Be sure to avoid getting the leaves wet when watering, as this can cause leaf damage.
Kuberakshi Plant prefers a well-draining, nutrient-rich soil with a slightly acidic pH. A good potting mix for jade plants should have equal parts of potting soil, perlite, and coarse sand.
Kuberakshi Plant grows well in moderate temperatures between 18°C-32°C. It can tolerate lower temperatures down to 50°F (10°C) but should be kept away from cold drafts.
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Kuberakshi Plant Care
Being a succulent, Kuberakshi Plant needs very little fertilizer. A balanced fertilizer such as a 20-20-20 or 10-10-10 should be used at 1/4 strength once a month during the growing season (April to September).
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Kuberakshi Plants are relatively easy to prune, and it’s important to keep them in shape to maintain their beauty. Start by removing any dead or diseased branches.
Use sharp, clean pruning shears to make clean cuts at the desired length. Then, shape the plant by removing any excess branches or stems that are growing in an undesirable direction.
Pests and Diseases
You can control these pests using natural methods such as neem oil or insecticidal soap.