BRB, I’m rushing off to my nearest TJ’s store.
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Trader Joe's Lucky Llama Jade Plant
Credit: Instagram / @traderjolene

Let’s be honest: one of the biggest benefits of having plants is the cute pictures you get to take. My social media feed is full of artsy photos of my friends’ windowsills and gardens. Whether it’s their row of succulents or cute animal planters (like this sloth or this frog), seeing their photos makes me want to start a plant collection of my own. And the first one I want in my collection is Trader Joe’s new Lucky Llama Jade Plant.

Thanks to Instagram fan account @traderjolene, I discovered these adorable plants. Each plant includes a mini jade plant inside an llama-shaped container. The great thing about jade plants is that they’re super low maintenance. The plants just need full sunlight to thrive, which is perfect for a novice gardener like myself (you can learn more about jade plant care here). In addition to their easy care, jade plants also symbolize growth and renewal (and in a year like 2020, we could use all the help we can get!).

You can pick up one of these adorable plants from your local TJ’s store for just $4.49. But if you don’t have a TJ’s near you, you can buy similar planters online like this two-piece alpaca set (Amazon, $17) or this llama planter pot with a drain tray (Amazon, $13). Although these don’t include plants, you can easily buy a mini jade plant (Etsy, $4) to add yourself.

So the next time you’re at your local Trader Joe’s, keep an eye out for these llamas (and their returning skeleton yogi plants!). With this new llama plant, my collection is sure to be up and running in no time.