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Trader Joe’s Is Selling Succulents in Wine Bottles

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Trader Joe’s is known for its plethora of unique and fun food offerings (Everything But the Bagel, anyone?), but it’s also got quite the plant selection. Its latest launch is perfect for wine lovers.

Trader Joe’s is selling succulents in wine bottles, and the adorable planters would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

The news of the wine bottle planters hit the internet thanks to Instagram Trader Joe’s Geek. The planters are actually wine bottles that have been halved and filled with soil. Succulents—including varieties like Mexican snowballs and jade—are then planted inside the bottles for a wine-themed planter that would be an ideal gift for a friend who is both a plant parent and a wine lover. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the clever item couldn’t have come at a better time.

According to the Instagram account, the planters retail for just $12.99, and there are a plethora of varieties to choose from. Multiple types of succulents are mixed together in different bottles. As for upkeep, succulents are simple plants to care for, and you should only water them when the soil is dry. Add a bit of water (but don’t drench the planter) and wait until the soil dries out to water again. Easy, right?

You’ll need to head into your local Trader Joe’s store to check the stock on the wine bottle planters or call ahead and see if they’re available. If you’re in the market for a Valentine’s Day gift or just want to add to your plant collection, these affordable finds are the way to go, and if you need extra help caring for the succulents, check out these tips on watering.

[Via Apartment Therapy]

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