I stopped into Calloway’s Nursery for a bag of potting soil specially formulated for cactus, succulents and desert plants.
And I found two varieties of succulents for $3 each. They put them down inside the cutest little brown paper bag.
I filled the creamer with potting soil. If you wanted to you could fill the bottom with small pebbles, but the nursery lady told me I didn’t need to if I used the Black Gold brand soil specifically for cactus.
I nestled the succulent down inside, filling the sides with the cactus soil.
Then, placed green moss (from the craft store) on the top to cover up the soil.
I gave it a light watering. The main thing to remember about any cactus plant, is you don’t water them. About once a month, give the soil a light mist of water, but really they don’t even need that.
So next time you see mismatched china in the thrift store, consider giving it a new beginning as a vessel for a low-maintenance succulent. What a fun gift to share with someone.