Sunday, August 29, 2010

What is an appropriate and thoughtful housewarming gift?

Forget the tacky picture frame or the transience of a good bottle of wine, bring your newly minted homeowner a gift that they can (and will) appreciate: a jade plant. 

Traditionally, the jade plant has been viewed as a symbol of good fortune or good luck as well as a symbol of friendship.  Originally hailing from South Africa, the smooth bright evergreen leaves of the jade plant are said to resemble coins. 

No need for a verified green thumb to maintain this succulent plant as it requires little watering and maintenance.  In fact, the jade plant thrives off periods of dry soil.  In addition, the cuttings from a jade plant will take root in or out of soil.  How about that for a gift that keeps on giving!