Thursday 18 February 2021

Chinese Jade Money Plants and Finding Coins

As I mentioned in a previous post we have a Money Plant, also called a Chinese Jade, living in our front porch. It has been with us for many, many years. To our surprise the plant has flowered again this year, which is said to be a rare event.

In a gardening book I read: 

"Jade plants are not usually grown for their blooms, but should they begin to flower, it is the result of great care given to the plant, and therefore the friendship. Blooming jade plants reflect positively on the owner, his or her friends and family symbolizing great friendship, luck or prosperity."

So I'm hoping that 2021 will be a very positive year, despite the coronavirus - fingers etc. crossed.

It's strange because we had grown a few small Money Plants from cuttings and decided to give them away. We left them in our driveway with a sign 'Please take'. They were gone within a few hours. After this our Money Plant decided to flower!

Okay, many readers won't believe that a plant can attract money but you may have seen these plants in Chinese restaurants and take-aways as they supposedly attract happy, paying customers. Like so many things in life it all depends on what we believe.

For example, I have also written previously about how my wife is always finding coins. The photo below shows just a few of the coins she has found.

I put this down to the fact that she expects to find coins - so she does! My wife's father died when she was only four but he had a saying that the streets are full of money just waiting to be picked up. So perhaps he's sending her a reminder that he's still about - who knows!

I won't drone on but it does seem to be in life that what we believe we receive, whether this be good or bad.

Good wishes.


  1. Thank you to Lulu at Long Mizzle Garden who recommended your fabulous blog. I love Cornwall and we had our honeymoon in Polperro 32 years ago.
    We have been back many times since and I look forward to following your posts.

    1. Hello, many thanks for your kind words. Polperro is such a lovely village - so a good choice for a honeymoon! I don't suppose it has changed much from your first visit.
      All good wishes ~ Mike.

  2. Another great post Mike. Your wife has a very keen eye and has amassed an impressive collection of coins! and the link with her father's old saying is lovely. My mam has had a great sea glass collection going on for the past 15 years or so. We say she has a 'glass eye'. Lulu x

    1. Thank you, Lulu. What amazes me about my wife's coins is that I rarely see them, when walking with her. She even found a coin high in the mountains in Austria!
      Have a good weekend ~ Mike.




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