Jade Trees and a little history by Endre Barath a Los Angeles Realtor

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Jade Trees and a little history by Endre Barath a Los Angeles Realtor

Having lived on the East Coast I always loved Jade Trees, these small trees were very expensive, but I did not mind and kept growing them inside my homes. Fast forward to 20+ years ago, when we relocated to Los Angeles, I was amazed how Jade Trees grow on the side of the road, some homes have them almost like fences.

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One day we received a small branch from one of Diane’s coworkers, I want to say about fifteen years ago, next thing you know we had to twice re-plant them (check out the two pots).

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BTW did you know that Jade Trees are better known as Crassula ovata, commonly known as jade plant, friendship tree, lucky plant, or money tree, is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers. It is native to South Africa and Mozambique, and is common as a houseplant worldwide.

Now, fast forward again to three years ago, when we bought our house in the back yard next to the neighbor’s fence there was this wildly growing Jade Tree, almost like a fence. Diane wanted to cut it back, trim it and the list goes on and on. Yes, I won this battle, so we both won, now it is a bit shaped and not as wild as three years ago, but check it out anyway.

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Some people call a Jade Plant/Tree aka the Money Plant anyway. Jade Plant are very popular because they are so incredibly easy to grow. Diane and I seldom do anything with them and interestingly we went through two years of drought with minimal backyard watering. In spite of us they survived and prospered.

Usually the biggest problem these wonderful plants face is over watering. Well thanks to California Drought and Monday, Wednesday & Friday watering this has not been a problem for us. Keep in mind often Diane would only water twice a week in the back yard. So, we actually helped the Jades grow rather than dry out.

Did you know that Jade Plants can be reproduced by simply cutting a step and planting it in the ground or dirt? Well as you can see if we wanted to we, could have completely surround our home with Jade Trees, we have enough to cut to Propagate.

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So, you are wondering what made me write about Jade Trees in Westchester, CA.?? Well the answer is easy, one of our friends  Dick Greenberg      loves Jade Trees and he wrote about them a day or so ago that he has grown and nurtured them, well let’s just say over a long period of time.  So, this post and pictures are for you Dick Greenberg . Enjoy and if you want more we can certainly share we have plenty.

Just for the record Diane and I do not have a green thumb and they managed to not only survive but grow despite us.

Now if you are looking for a home in the Greater Los Angeles are, please reach out to me directly!

 

If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002310.486.1002 or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites  at  http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am a pet friendly realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations!

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Brian England  you should see his Weekend Car:))Endre

Feb 17, 2017 06:54 PM #19
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Endre

I like the jade plants . . . . I have had in both New Jersey and in Florida.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 17, 2017 07:48 PM #20
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Noah Seidenberg
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Endre, I love plants and also I read the Dick Greenberg post on Jade plants. I have a Cactus that I have had growing in our home for 19 years. It is about 12 or 13 feet tall. We have 14 foot ceiling in the LR and kitchen.

I love house plants!

Feb 17, 2017 09:18 PM #21
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Michael Jacobs   easy for us to talk here in Southern California, it takes a lot of Green Thumb in Colorado with all the inclement weather, just ask our friend Dick Greenberg 

Feb 17, 2017 10:28 PM #23
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Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA  one of the small benefits in addition to Farmer's Markets all year around:))Endre

Feb 17, 2017 10:29 PM #24
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Dick Greenberg  I  am sorry that was not the intent, you do have to work hard to keep Jades growing in your harsh climate:)) and I have been deflowered a long time ago!!!The next time they flower when it is spring here I will take pictures for you and do not get Jealous:))Endre

Feb 17, 2017 10:32 PM #25
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Debbie Reynolds  not to over water Rule Number One:))Endre

Feb 17, 2017 10:33 PM #26
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Kat Palmiotti  that is our favorite type of plant and flower:))Endre

Feb 17, 2017 10:33 PM #27
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  do not say that you will hurt Dick Greenberg  feelings he has been working and growing his for decades:))Endre

Feb 17, 2017 10:39 PM #28
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  I agree with you 100%, I will have to share you my Snail Story privately:))Endre

Feb 17, 2017 10:40 PM #29
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George Souto  yes Jade Plants are so intriguing:)Endre

Feb 17, 2017 10:41 PM #30
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Endre I have several Jade plant indoors and I love them.    Climate certainly make a difference in the growth of plants.

Thanks for sharing your Jade story.

Feb 17, 2017 11:30 PM #31
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Ed Silva  I totally understand, Diane has been nagging me about the two in the planters... time to re-pot...Endre

Feb 17, 2017 11:32 PM #32
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Endre Barath, Jr. ,

Jade trees are so green and lush looking. They grow well here and are very plentiful. Loved the tie in with Dick Greenberg 's fast car! I've seen that picture before but didn't realize Mary had one too! Love it.

Feb 18, 2017 05:44 AM #33
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Sounds like your area provides the perfect conditions for growing Jade. I love the glossy, thick green leaves that you see year-round with the Jade.  I don't currently have any here but, will say that the only time when I had them in the past, that they looked a little sickly, was after we had days and days of rain!

Love that Dick & Mary share a passion for 'fast' cars!  Happy Saturday, Endre! 

Feb 18, 2017 07:41 AM #34
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Sharon Tara
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I've never been good with plants and I don't have any, not one, in my home. I know that is bad and that it's very healthy to have them....but it's just not somthing I've ever been very good at.

Feb 18, 2017 01:25 PM #35
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Endre Barath, Jr. - Your Jade Plants are beautiful! I hope they continue to grow and multiple! Thanks for the history and sharing!

Feb 24, 2017 11:15 PM #36
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Dorie Dillard  make sure you read Dick Greenberg  response to this post via his postsetting the record straight  :)))Endre

Feb 24, 2017 11:23 PM #37
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Debe Maxwell, CRS  it was their 'bucket list check out Dick Greenberg  post about the rebuttal  The Rebuttal

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I truly enjoy reading the posts here and others comments and observations as well. Thanks for taking the time to share, keep it up. 

Jan 26, 2018 06:34 PM #39
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