Succulent Cuttings for a Living Wreath

I recently made another purchase of succulents online. I’ve been seeing a lot of living wreaths lately and have been wanting a beautiful wreath to go on our front door, so I thought, why not? I opted to get my cuttings from Daniel’s Specialty Nursery. He seems to have the most variety of color and texture and I want my wreath to be amazing. 


Well, let me tell you I was not at all disappointed when these lovely succulent cuttings arrived. As I carefully pulled them out of the box I was almost giddy! I really am addicted to these things… Anyway, I kept seeing more and more stunning colors and textures. I am so impressed with the variety! I can’t wait to get this wreath started!

I know there are a lot of different colors of succulents out there, but I had almost forgotten until the cuttings arrived. My plants have all gone back to their natural green over the winter because they haven’t had quite enough light. But, I know once the weather warms up and they get more sun they will be colorful too. If you recall, I ordered cuttings from Daniel almost a year ago and those were great too! I got a few that were the same or similar to that batch but for the most part these are really different that what is currently in my collection. I think at this point I probably have about 30-40 varieties living in my extra bedroom :)

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I’m hoping to get the wreath put together within the next week, but for now the cuttings are just sitting on a piece of wood with paper towels on top so I can water them. I’m anxious for these to root and it won’t be big deal if they root a little before the wreath gets put together. I have high hopes for this wreath so I think it will take me a little while to decide just how I want to arrange it. When I do get around to putting it together I am going to do a tutorial to share with you all! I know there are several living wreath tutorials out there, but I thought I’d take a stab at it anyway.

Well, without further ado, I give you… the succulent cuttings! (Beware… this may be a little bit of photo overload, but I wanted to show you each of varieties I got!)

200 Succulent Cuttings - Succulents and Sunshine

Pink Purple and Green Succulent Cuttings - Succulents and Sunshine

Orange Purple Green Succulent Cuttings - Succulents and Sunshine

Green Red Pink Succulent Cuttings - Succulents and Sunshine

Colorful Succulent Cuttings - Succulents and Sunshine


So, if you want to get your succulent collection started quickly with a lot of beautiful plants… consider buying cuttings!

22 Responses to Succulent Cuttings for a Living Wreath

  1. they’re gorgeous, lucky you! I would like a “Daniel Nursery” in my country too! … lovely pictures as always, I’m following you since just a Month, and I really like your way to describe your passion! cheers ;)

  2. Pretty and healthy cuttings. Love the variety. Will check out Daniels to see for my next selection. Love the succulent pictures on pinterest, gives me so many good ideas. No sign of seeds sprouting. Might have to call that a loss.

    • Hmmm…. Maybe they just need more time? I know with some of the leaves I’ve propagated it takes about 4 weeks before I see anything. Maybe seeds are the same way?

  3. Hi, just found your page and I’m loving it. I already have a cart over $60 with individual plants so I’m wondering if I should just do the $50 cuttings instead. Was getting that many cuttings at once totally overwhelming? How many died off? Did all require the same method to root?

    • You could just take cuttings from the plants you have, just make sure you let them dry out for at least 2 days. I loved getting 200 cuttings, but it was a lot more than I thought. So far I haven’t lost any of them, but with the last batch of 100 I lost about 5. Rooting is pretty easy, just make sure they are not sitting in sopping wet soil. They need water but not much to get them going. Hopefully that helps!

  4. Thanks for the reply :). Does it matter how far the supplier is from you? I live in Orange County, CA. Do you think I should order from Daniel’s Nursery or find a local one to me.

    • That’s hard to say. In some ways he’s so close to you (2 hours as opposed to my 10 hours (: ). If you are able to check with local shops that might be worth it just to save on shipping. As far as the healthiness of the plants though the shipping isn’t a problem. I’m in Utah so it takes 3 days for them to get to me and they are good for a few days after that if I don’t have time to plant them right away. Hopefully that answers your question.

      • Thanks! I am going to check out a few nurseries, but will definitely give online a try if I don’t find what I need.

        Do you prefer to use cuttings to propagate/grow them since they are cheaper?

        • I like using cuttings because they are easy to insert into the wreath, but they are also much cheaper than buying full plants in my experience.

  5. Wow!! Wait, those were the cuttings u got from Daniel’s??? Amazing! I should be getting my order today and I am so excited! I’m a little nervous as this is my first time working w succulents so I’m hoping they all take! I ordered 100 clippings… wish me luck! LOL! Thx for the pix – gorgeous!

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I'm Cassidy, a professional photographer turned succulent addict and the author and photographer here at Succulents and Sunshine. This is me with my wonderful husband and super cute baby!

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