Lately, we have started to bring the outdoors indoors by introducing some houseplants around the centre.
The plants that we have decided to grow are called the Wandering Jew Plant/ Inch Plant and the Jade Plant.
Wandering Jew Plant/ Inch Plant
Both names are centered around its ability to spread and grow very quickly, with little care or intervention from people. The Wandering Jew is a legend which basically follows that a Jewish man was cursed to walk the earth forever, therefore like this plant the Jew will eventually go everywhere. The “inch” plant name probably comes from a combination of the stem’s ability to grow about an inch every week, and also because only an inch of this plant is needed to propagate itself.
The Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
Commonly known as jade plant, friendship tree, lucky plant, or money tree, is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers. Jade Plant is a popular good luck charm in Asia. This beautiful succulent plant has vibrant green leaves symbolic of growth and renewal, closely resembling jade coins, symbolic of wealth and prosperity. It is a traditional gift for businesses and many business owners place a Jade Plant near the entrance of their restaurants or shops, or in a southeast location to bring prosperity and success.
The art department created decorative pots out of recycled materials. These showcase how throw away materials can be transformed into something new and add interest and colour to the plastic pots.