Houseplants are easy to love and especially dear in the winter. When endless rains lead to more days of damp and gray, a trip to the plant store can really brighten your mood.
I found this, my latest crush while poking around my favorite micro-garden store. The dealer…ahem…plant lady told me that it’s called a “Spoon Jade”
Note the “Snork“-like leaves in deep green tipped with red and dappled with little white spots. A plant this glorious needed a suitable container. So I hied myself to the local thrift store and found the perfect pot. With one caveat…no drainage hole.
Now I know that planting a succulent in a pot with no drainage is generally considered a bad idea, but I thought might be able to get away with it as I’ve seen others do with pebbles in the bottom.
What do you think? Is this jade doomed or does it have a chance? I plan to water quite sparingly, so I’m hoping that it will thrive as long as it has enough light.
Have you acquired any new houseplants this winter? So far besides this jade, I’ve taken on an orchid, an echeveria, and a fuzzy-leaved kalanchoe. It’s so nice to have green growing things in your home this time of year, isn’t it?