There is something appealing about the Jade plant. It is also called the friendship tree as well as the money tree. It is considered to be the top feng shui remedy for wealth.
Jade plant makes a good house plant, because of its evergreen, succulent nature. It can survive 10 - 20 days without watering in the summer and up to a month in the winter. It supposed to produce beautiful little flowers that I have yet to see, on mine.
I always associated Jade plant with some Asian features, because of the Chinese gemstone, Jade. Jade is actually a native of South Africa.
My relatively small jade plant did remarkably well for a few years. I thought it was dead when I was away for an extended period this past summer. The plant was left outside under the red Japanese maple in front of the house and I forgot all about it. A few weeks ago while bringing some plants indoors, I found that it had some tiny leaves, growing in opposing pairs along the branches. I brought it indoors and watered it, adding some liquid fertilizer to the water and made sure that it was well-drained.
It now shows signs of being fully revived and becoming healthy again. I am not sure if the leaves will get as big as they were before, although I think it looks "pretty neat" right now.