I purchased a Norfolk Island Pine that's about 4 feet tall (20 bucks at Home Depot!) to replace the one I got last year, that I put in a large ceramic pot (14 inches high, 15 inches across), because the old one went from being bright green and cherry to a duller tone along with a lot of branches over the past year that have turned brown and fallen off.
When I pulled out the old one, I noticed the soil at the very bottom of the ceramic pot was pretty wet. The pot doesn't have holes for drainage, but I inherited a few nice houseplants from a neighbor that have been in large pots of the same size, that don't have drainage and seem to do pretty well. (Although those are traditional house plants that seem to need to be watered less, and are pretty maintenance free.)
Long story long, I don't want to repeat the same mistake as the one from last year. Any suggestions as to what to do to prevent water build up, as well as tips for keeping this lovely little tree in beautiful condition? I don't know much about gardening, but I really enjoy having plants in my apartment, and the little pine tree is a nice alternative to a Christmas tree, that I can (ideally, with the right care), have and love year round!