The Clean Air Bonsai Tree
The miniature Jade tree (Portulacaria afra) is a beautiful and very easy bonsai to care for, with excellent proportions and minimal watering requirements.
It’s fairly neat and compact when growing and is ideal for beginners and children to care for.
This variety has been shown to be effective in carbon absorption (binding atmospheric carbon which is responsible for climate change) and aids in the fight for Clean Air. It can absorb more carbon from the earth’s atmosphere than most other plants and is extremely efficient and effective.
It can be eaten, but apparently has a sour taste (personally I haven’t tasted it but I am tempted!) and has also been shown to have great medical properties such as aiding blisters and sore throats. The antiseptic juice can be used for soothing skin problems such as rashes and insect stings.
With lovely meanings of good luck and prosperity, I think this is the perfect gift!