You could say I’m currently on a house plant kick (or even a succulent kick). After starting the project with our cacti, Adam and I went to one of our local hardware store for cactus soil and they, like many other stores right now, have different succulents for sale. We’ve wanted a jade plant for over a year now but weren’t in a rush to get one. We were more in the mindset of ‘we’ll find a nice one when the time is right’. I’m happy to say the time was right and we found a cute little jade plant we couldn’t help but get!
Jade plants, also commonly called money plants, are really neat little succulents with jade green leaves that are said to bring you good luck financially. Even more so, they say if you rub someone else’s jade plant’s leaves it’s said to bring you even more money-luck! These little green beauties are easy to care for, do well with less watering (beware of over watering), and if you take care of them just right they’ll bloom for you which is said to bring you EVEN MORE luck. My goodness, how could one resist all of this potential (hopefully inevitable) luck?
At the hardware store we looked around at different pots for the jade plant but I really wanted to find something different so off to The Salvation Army we went again looking for the perfect container for our new little plant buddy. We actually ended up going twice before we found a suitable container, but, in the end we found a yellow and white one that has a woven pattern on it. Then just like with the cacti, we spray painted the pot, this time an olive-y tan color, put rocks at the bottom and repotted the jade plant. Success!
Just like with the cacti, I love how it turned out. Going to The Salvation Army, Goodwill, or a secondhand/thrift store to find planter pots is such a great way to find something used but unique and turn it into something new again. It feels like such a score to find something for only a few dollars and end up with something that really makes you happy.
Do you have any secondhand scores you've found? Another favorite of mine is actually another planter pot we bought from The Salvation Army. It's a solid purple pot with a cool geometric design/shape and is currently housing a snake plant. I hope you guys have a great week! See you on Friday!