My jade vine is flowering for the first time!

Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

My jade vine is flowering for the first time!

We planted this tropical jade vine 2 years ago, just as the pandemic was becoming the big news of the day.  It was a skinny little wisp of a vine in a flower pot, wrapped around a stick of bamboo - so frail and delicate that I wondered if it would survive.  Of course, in Haiku Maui it's hard NOT to grow anything, so I was confident it would be okay.

We found a home in the ground where it could climb up some mock orange bushes, and waited, and watered, and waited some more.  The tendril climbed into the tree and kept going up and up - grew a few leaves and that was it.  Finally, earlier this month I looked for some flowers, and was pleasantly surprised to find 3 long dangling "flower" strands that I hadn't noticed before.  They're about 15" long and covered in little flower buds.

jade flowers in Haiku Maui

One week later and look at how nicely this one has opened up!  It's not quite fully open yet but it's looking so beautiful I have to show it off.

Jade vine flowers - Haiku Maui HI

The jade vine needs to climb so the flowers can hang down.  In the spring, here on Maui, they flower and create a beautiful display that lasts for a few weeks... and then they spill onto the ground to create a lush green/blue carpet.

Apparently you can eat the flowers - I'll have to put some in a salad!

PS - I tasted a flower - it was a little tough, and tasted like a pea, probably because these are members of the pea family.

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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
26 Baldwin Ave., Paia HI 96779
E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635

Comments (13)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

How beautiful, Georgie. I don't believe I've ever seen a jade plant quite like this and clearly it's flourishing under your care.

Mar 15, 2022 04:34 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Georgie. Never seen one before. Thanks for sharing. Let us know how it does on a salad! Enjoy your day.

Mar 15, 2022 04:50 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How beautiful! The color is amazing. And you can eat it too! What an incredible plant.

Mar 15, 2022 05:36 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Aloha Georgie - isn't nature intriguing and always offering us insight into its many ways of introducing us to the many interesting ways it interacts with our everyday lives.  Oops sooooo many "i"s.   🙃

Mar 15, 2022 05:59 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, that is incredible, I have never seen anything like it before.  Such a beautiful vine!

Mar 15, 2022 06:18 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Georgie, that is a very unique plant, and have never seen a jade plant.  It is beautiful!  

Mar 15, 2022 06:45 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

That looks gorgeous, what a delight, not only beauty, but useful, you will have to tell us how they taste?

Mar 15, 2022 06:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a gorgeous plant that is.  This is the first time I have seen anything like it.  How enchanting to have it grow for you.  Thank you for sharing it with us.  A

Mar 15, 2022 07:58 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Hi Georgie, that is really beautiful. I just love your area. So incredible.

Mar 15, 2022 12:02 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Beautiful Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Mar 17, 2022 05:43 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I don't believe I've ever seen a Jade Vine before.  They are fascinating to look at.

Mar 17, 2022 10:28 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Georgie, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Mar 17, 2022 10:28 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thanks again for the feature Myrl Jeffcoat  -  these are really unique flowers!

Mar 23, 2022 02:44 PM