Sidewalk Find: A Jade Plant

Overgrown jade plant

I have been thinking that our house would feel happier with plants and flowers. I am not that good with plants, so I was thinking maybe a some nice bouquets of gladiolas (my favourite, along with irises and peopnies) or some succulents for my terrarium sidewalk find.

And then I found this jade plant (AKA friendship tree, lucky or money plant, Crassula ovata) on the sidewalk on my way home from work on Tuesday. It had never been transplanted from its original tiny plastic pot and apparently had grown too big for its britches and abandoned. I have temporarily transplanted it to a larger container but with out strong, deep roots its going to keep toppling over. So I’ve suspended it from the wall for the time being until I find a nice big urn with support stick.