What small plant can I use?

Asked July 29, 2020, 4:29 PM EDT

I ordered a novelty planter online as a gift. The dimensions were inaccurately portrayed on the website and, though i was expecting an 8"+ pot, a tiny 2"X3" pot showed up. What small plant could I put in there (besides a succulent) that won't quickly die from lack of root space?

Multnomah County Oregon

2 Responses

Thank you for your question. I'm guessing the pot has no drain hole. A small succulent doesn't need much root space, and you won't have to water it often, so less risk of root rot. Here is my favorite: https://wimastergardener.org/article/haworthias-super-succulents-for-small-spaces/ Good luck!

Another expert suggests tillandsia (but I've managed to kill dozens): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillandsia