Where to buy succulents – Local and Online
I’ve purchased quite a few new succulents lately so I thought I’d share some of my findings with you! Buying succulents can be a lot of fun, but depending on where you live it can be hard to find them.
Fortunately with their rising popularity I’m finding that many more nurseries are starting to carry them. If you are in California, or an area that is warm for the majority of the year, it should be pretty easy to find a nearby nursery that sells succulents. That said, I’ve also been amazed at how many places I’ve found to buy succulents here in Utah.
I’ve purchased succulent cuttings online from Daniel’s Specialty Nursery and from Succulent Gardens. Both sets of cuttings were amazing! The group from Daniel’s Specialty Nursery had a wider variety of unique plants, but the group from Succulent Gardens was designed to be used for a wreath or wall. So, depending on what you are looking for, both are excellent places to order cuttings.
I haven’t purchased any large plants online, but I have purchased some from local stores. I went to Cactus and Tropicals and found a great variety of plants. The prices weren’t bad, but I didn’t feel like they were an awesome deal either. I got this smaller guy for $2.95 and the amazing Echeveria Blue Curls for $12. I’d been looking for the Blue Curls for a while so I decided it was worth it since it was pretty large and healthy.
Update: My new favorite place to order succulents online is through Waterwise Botanicals (here is a link to the online shopping area)! They have such an amazing selection of plants, plus I’ve actually been to their nursery and their specimens are all amazing. I feel like their prices are very reasonable for the size of plants you order and the shipping isn’t too bad either!
I visited another nursery and found these pots of Echeveria Afterglow for just $5! I was so excited because they had a bunch of smaller offsets on them, plus the huge one in the center. This is by far the best deal I’ve found on large succulents. So, check our your local nurseries and see what you can find!
If your local nursery doesn’t carry succulents, you can also check Lowes and Home Depot. I’ve found a surprisingly good selection there and the prices aren’t too bad. Generally they cost about $3-4 for a small pot. I’ve heard people say these are generally dying or diseased, but the few I’ve purchased here have been great so far and they are going on a year now.
I would love to know where you all buy most of your succulents! Especially if you’ve made some good online purchases or know of good places to shop in the LA area (I’m headed there in a few weeks). Also, look for a post soon about what to look for when buying succulents!