Jade Plant Placement to Thrive and Positive Energy

Jade Plants are beautiful houseplants that introduce a touch of green and can harness positive energy to improve your life.

Where to place jade plant in home


  • Jade plants are perfect houseplants for individuals with a busy day-to-day lifestyle.
  • According to Feng Shui, jade plants can influence the flow of energy.
  • Careful consideration should be given to placement, for it can have negative or positive consequences.

Jade plants (crassula ovata) are beautiful succulents that are popular low, maintenance, and easy-to-care houseplants. There are many reasons to love a jade plant, like their tolerance to varying light and water conditions and overall hardiness.

This article will explore the jade plant’s role in Feng Shui. But before that, let’s get into why you are here, understanding the rules for where to place jade plants in the home.

Rules for Jade Plant Placement in the Home

According to Feng Shui, here are the DO’s and DO NOT’s of Jade Plant placement in the home.

foliage of jade plant resembles money

DO place Jade Plants in…

  1. Front door entrance – placing a jade plant at the front entrance is ideal. It attracts positive wealth energy into the home, creating success and prosperity. This can also apply to a business or storefront.
  2. Southeast corner – Jade plants can also be used outdoors to stimulate particular property sectors. By placing a potted plant in the Southeast corner of your land (or growing the crassula ovata in the ground), you can attract wealth energy to your home. Of course, it requires some sense checking. If the Southeast corner has poor lighting or is unsuitable, you may consider placing it elsewhere.
  3. Center of the House – placing Jade plants at the center of the house encourages good health. Note that a Feng Shui expert needs to determine the central point, as it is often not where you would think it is. You can check out this video by Edgar, who helps you find the center point of your space.

DO NOT place Jade Plants in…

  1. Rooms with drainage holes – jade plants represent money and wealth. According to Feng Shui rules, if you place Jade plants in rooms with water drains, you are flushing your money away. This includes bathrooms and toilets.
  2. Bedrooms – plants should always be avoided in bedrooms. Pot plants promote the yang energy, which is loud and active energy that will disturb your ability to sleep.

Jade Plants and Feng Shui – Why is it Important?

In brief, Feng Shui is an art form developed by the Chinese culture in ancient times to manipulate energy flow in particular spaces. It is still practiced today by Feng Shui Masters, who you can consult to seek advice on optimizing your home.

The literal translation of the words Feng Shui is wind and water, respectively. You can harmonize your energy by influencing the flow of wind and water in and around your home. And it is these two forces that are the focal points of many of the rules used in this ancient art.

Jade Plant Symbolism in Feng Shui

So how do Jade plants influence Feng Shui?

In Feng Shui, jade plants are considered a symbol of wealth and prosperity partly because the physical appearance of the leaves looks similar to that of coins, essentially symbolizing a money tree. Who doesn’t want a money tree in their home?

In addition, the succulent’s fleshy leaves and growth patterns of multiple branches growing from the main stem can be associated with multiplying wealth and money.

Benefits of Jade Plants

Besides the association with money and wealth, the Jade plant has other positive associations with Feng Shui. These are:

  • Promotes positivity – by introducing plants into the home, there is a sense of positivity that it cultures. It is said the occupants of your home will be happier with a brighter outlook on life.
  • Destress – Jade plants are said to decrease anxiety levels in their spaces. So, by introducing Jade plants into areas of high stress, you can alleviate tension for calmer, happier individuals.
  • Cleaner air – It is well-known that indoor plants improve the air quality inside a home. Jade plants also contribute to releasing oxygen (albeit in small volumes).
watering a money plant

Jade Plants Care Requirements

Besides auspicious reasons for your Jade plant placement, there are also some gardening perspectives to consider.

You may have identified the perfect position for your Jade plant (according to Feng Shui). However, if it receives no natural light or is in an impractical position, you may end up with an unhealthy (or, dare we say it…dead) Jade plant.

Therefore, it is essential to consider the practical care requirements of your Crassula Ovata. Here is a summary of the minimal care requirements for your Jade Plant.


As succulent, indoor Jade plants require plenty of indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight may cause leaf burn due to accelerated moisture loss from the intense sunlight. Bright light or natural light from a grow light is best.

Hardened Jade plants grown outdoors are more resilient and can endure direct sunlight for periods of the day.


Jade plants should be kept in temperatures between 65-75° Fahrenheit (18-24° Celsius). They will tolerate temperature fluctuations on either side of this range. However, freezing temperatures will cause frostbite to the leaves and cause internal damage as the water freezes and expands.


Allow the soil to dry between each watering. Jade plants can store water in their fleshy leaves and draw down on them when required.


Jade plants (money plant) do not fare well in spaces that have high relative humidity. It stifles their internal processes, like transpiration, and can cause problems to develop within the leaf cells. This is another reason to avoid placing Jade plants in rooms susceptible to humid environments, such as bathrooms.

You can check out our guide to Jade plants and humidity HERE.


Feed a slow-releasing fertilizer at the beginning of each growing period (spring). Jade plants are not fussy eaters and only require the base ingredients for fertilizers; nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Soil Requirements

Jade plants, like other succulent plants, need well-draining soil. This is important and should be the first thing you check when you become a plant parent to these beautiful houseplants. Ensure they have quality succulent soil that expels excess water via the drainage holes. It helps to avoid developing fungal diseases, such as root rot.

Where to Place Jade Plant in Home – Closing Comments

Jade plants are beautiful additions to any indoor plant collection. They are simple to care for and only require water top-ups now and again.

They are considered auspicious plants in the art of Feng Shui. And their placement is critical to attracting the correct energies into your home. Stay away from any room with water drainage, as it can symbolize wasting money. Placing your Jade in the wealth sectors of your home or office will attract money and wealth.