Find out the best places to buy succulents online

It can be hard to find those colorful succulents you see in so many photos online. This post will help you find those succulents you’re looking for! Find out where to buy succulents 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.

If you've wondered where you can find colorful succulents to buy, look no further!
Echeveria ‘Afterglow’

I’ve purchased succulent cuttings online from The Succulent SourceDaniel’s Specialty Nursery and from Succulent Gardens. The Succulent Source has high quality plants that are sure to live up to your standards. The group from Daniel’s Specialty Nursery had a wider variety of plants. The cuttings from Succulent Gardens were a little smaller, but great for a wreath or living picture.

Succulent Cuttings from Daniel's Specialty Nursery - Where to Buy Succulents Locally and Online - Succulents and Sunshine

I’ve also discovered a wealth of succulents online at of all places! There are several stores that have a great collection of plants. Some of my favorites include: The Succulent Source (great for wedding favorite and cuttings), The Succulent Garden (a wide variety of bare root plants), Altman Plants (good for more rare varieties), Succulent Beauties (a variety of sizes and shapes of succulents), and Succulent Babies (a variety of succulent species).

You can also buy arrangements online too! I highly recommend I Dream of Succulents and Vertical Flora.

Locally, 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.

Echeveria Blue Curls - Where to Buy Succulents Locally and Online - Succulents and Sunshine
Echeveria ‘Blue Curls’

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!

Echeveria Afterglow - Where to Buy Succulents Locally and Online - Succulents and Sunshine
Echeveria ‘Afterglow’

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! Also, check out my post about what to look for when buying succulents!

Kalanchoe luciae - Where to Buy Succulents Locally and Online - Succulents and Sunshine
Kalanchoe luciae

66 Responses to Find out the best places to buy succulents online

  1. I get all of mine from Home Depot! They are $1.98 for the small ones, which usually have baby clusters if you break up the dirt. I have gone to get one and then stripped it of its leaves to propagate. I figure for two bucks, it won’t break the bank to experiment!

  2. I have bought succulents and other plants at WalMart. If you get them soon after the truck brings them they don’t suffer from the ill-treatment of employees.

  3. I went to home depot and my dark prince (forgot the long name) had a nasty spot on the trunk. I took cuttlings off and soon after every single leaf fell off. I saw tiny moving things and It was rotten to the core. The others I got are doing great. But it was hard to find him and I’m sad I couldnt save it.

    Could you do a blog on how to tell if it’s sick?
    Thanks again for all your info. It’s made my second cuttlings batch a real beauty.

    • I’m actually working on some “experiments” so I can actually show some sick plants. I do have some that got frost damage last week that I need to post. Those look pretty bad. I will definitely get something up though!

  4. When you are in the LA area I suggest Hashimoto Nersury. Worth the trip to Santa Monica. They have an amazing selection. Across the street from them is The Jungle. They too have a really nice selection. Probably the best collections I’ve seen!

  5. After seeing your website I considered ordering online from Daniels Specialty Nursery, until I realized how close it was to me! I went and toured the nursery, picked out succulents, and it was amazing! Feel free to check out the pictures from my blog if interested :)


  6. I buy mine from a local nursery in Manhattan Beach but I’ve also collected quite a few from Home Depot, Lowes and Trader Joes!

  7. […] Right now, I’m seeing succulents everywhere.  English Gardens, Lowes, and Home Depot are good places to start.  I’ve even seen some surprisingly nice ones super cheap at Walmart.  With summer on its way, garden centers are getting shipments weekly so you’ll always find new stuff.  I recently stumbled upon a blog by another photographer who’s also obsessed like me.  She has some great links to online sellers here. […]

  8. Great post, very helpful. Usually the big stores will have the basic selection. Gosucculents have the largest variety and they are very knowledgeable, but usually the quantity of one particular succulent is pretty low. I would like to invite you to look at our website,, as a new possible option for you and your readers. Your insight, ideas, and actually your posts would be very valuable to us. Please feel free to contact me directly at any time. Inspiring posts like this are what is driving this huge succulent trend. Thank you.

      • Thanks for the input! I don’t actually sell the succulents, but the company that does ships various succulents with each order, so you won’t always get the exact succulents pictured. I’m guessing that’s why they don’t include the names. If you need help identifying succulents though, check out this post.

  9. Thank you all for your online suggestions. I just love both Waterwise and Daniels nursery. Ready to place an order. I’ll keep you all posted

  10. […] For brides with a green thumb, having your guests plant their own adorable succulents is a relaxing and fun activity. Succulents are great because they’re low maintenance and don’t require large pots. Have paint and ribbon for the guests to decorate their pots as well. We recommend: Simply Succulents and Succulents and Sunshine […]

  11. Hello, i’m new to gardening with succulents and my most important question now is how do I find out what zone each succulent will work best in. I live at 7200′ in NW Colorado, zone 3-4. Not sure where to find this information. Thank you

    • You can look up the names of succulents and their growing zones on Dave’s Garden. It’s been the best resource I’ve found. Most succulents won’t grow in those zones. You’ll want to look at Sempervivums and Sedums (although not all are frost tolerant).

  12. hi Cassidy..i’m from Montreal Canada. im a plant lover..while searching about succulents i came across by your website.
    i just want to know more about echeveria succulents?? im worried about winter.. in winter how i’ll provide bright light?? can you suggest me, which light will be good for indoor succulents, if i buy artificial light??

    And As i live in Montreal, is there any online store from where i can buy more uncommon suculents ???
    Waiting for your reply…

  13. Mountain Crest Gardens online is an excellent source! I’ve bought dozens and if they don’t fare well within the first week they will replace your succulents. All mine arrived healthy and happy!

  14. Half Moon Bay Nursery, Half Moon Bay, CA, has an interesting array of succulents, from small inexpensive starter plants to larger ones. I never come away empty-handed.

  15. Thanks so much for the great info! I just ordered 80 cuttings last night from Succulent Source for our upcoming crafting event (DIY Mini Pumpkin Succulent Gardens), and they shipped this morning so that it’ll get here on time. Speedy! Thanks again for pointing me in a good direction. :]

  16. Hi,

    I was looking to purchase succulent seeds from amazon or ebay. It looks like many of the sellers are shipping from China or Hong Kong. Are these allowed to be shipped to the US? Or are there permit requirements for seeds? There are some really cool varieties for sell that I can’t seem to find in the US and was looking to get a few of these packets.


  17. I have always been a plant nut, horticulturist, but recently I have gotten very interested in succulents. I have found utube videos extremely interesting. Creating a pocket garden was very fun and eye opening to watch. Most on there recommend buying cuttings rather than potted plants to avoid bugs and disease. I am very much enjoying Debra Lee Baldwins book “Designing with Succulents”. And no, I am not related to her, just found the book on Amazon. Went to a succulent nursery in Castroville, CA…….Amazing!!!

  18. I just moved to Oxnard, CA (Hollywood Beach). I live in a rental (duplex) with a great large bricked patio (beach across the street). The bedding areas are full of succulents and protected by concrete walls/fence. I’ve researched how to propagate these, but what do I do with the beautiful but getting leggy plants? What happens to the parent plant/root when you lop off the head? Does it grow again? Since this is a rental, I don’t want to get into trouble by decapitating a bunch of them if they won’t come back. And, I want to fill in the empty spots as cheaply as I can. I’m new to succulents but not gardening (originally from OR/WA area and did extensive gardening there. Any help would be appreciated. I’ve made notes from comments on places to shop for cheap plants. None of my research tells me what happens to the plant that you lop the head/flower off of. Thank you!

  19. Hello, thank you for information) Can you help me, I live in Kazakhstan, very far, I know, it is difficult to order plant, where can I order seeds?

    • I’d recommend doing a search for your city or area and “buy succulents” on Google. International shipping is tricky to work with so there aren’t a lot of places. You may be able to find a local nursery though!

  20. Any idea where I can buy some good succulent seeds? I bought some on eBay but not one caught. I live in Jamaica.

  21. I’ve ordered some seeds from China. They’re very cheap, but I thought, you never know… They’re germinating, I don’t think they look anything like little succulents, but then again, I’ve never seen what a germinating succulent looks like :-/
    Time will tell, I guess. I live in Belgium, and they don’t sell these wonderfull yellow, blue, purple, pink …succulents. Etsy does, but they don’t ship to Europe…:-(

    • It’s definitely tricky to find plants outside of the US. I hope your seeds continue to do well! That’s something I haven’t tried yet, but I’m curious to see how it goes.

    • I’m not personally aware of any stores that sell online and ship to Spain. I’d recommend doing a google search for your area and “succulents”.

  22. I am in India, and succulents are here are 6-10$ range which I find expensive. Does anyone have experience in buying succulents in this region.

    • I don’t personally, but I’ll let you know if I hear of anything! I’ve heard from others growing in India that succulents are hard to find and expensive when you can find them.

    • I love Mountain Crest! They do have great plants, and the largest selection of cold hardy plants I’ve seen.

  23. Hi Cassidy!

    I’m having a lot of trouble finding a specific succulent, Crassula “Bhudda’s Temple”.
    I’ve searched a few websites and the only website that sells them doesn’t ship to the US, and the one on eBay looked like it was very unhealthy. ):
    Etsy doesn’t have any either. Do you have any suggestions as to where I could look or who I could contact about locating one?
    Any help is appreciated, thank you!

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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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