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Happy Little Plants

All of the plants you see here are home-grown in sunny Palos Verdes. I’ve raised each of them from seeds, cuttings, gifts, and nursery plants, until they’ve grown enough to start a new generation. They are raised pesticide and toxin free, and are fed only organic slow release fertilizers.

Shipping these may pose a bit of a challenge… so I’m willing to work with you on a delivery, drop-off, or pickup in the South Bay area! Please email me or contact me via Instagram for ordering and delivery.


$14

Cups

A Gift for Mom

A lively mix of lively and well-known succulents; Soap Aloe, Sedum, Crassula perforata, and a Jade Plant!
(This cup does not have a drainage hole, but has a layer of rocks in the bottom for drainage)


A Dash of Greenery

Jade Plants and Sedum in a little pot of nature! This little pot is perfect for a cluttered windowsill, putting a pop of green into a small footprint.
(This cup does not have a drainage hole, but has a layer of rocks in the bottom for drainage)


Where do the plants come from?

First, a bit of clarification; cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Cacti are succulents that have areoles, small bumps where the spines grow from. While some succulents can be spiky – aloe vera, I’m looking at you – the spikes don’t grow from areoles. This is the easiest way to distinguish cacti from the rest of the succulent species.

I grow these succulents sustainably in and around my own home. These lovely succulents were started from cuttings, gifts, and nursery plants. Every once in a while, when the plants are ready for it, I take some more cuttings and pups to propagate even more lovely little plants. Fortunately, the weather of Southern California agrees with plants meant to live under the sun and conserve water!

In the wild, succulents are typically found in arid conditions. These plants are wonderfully adapted to surviving in low-moisture environments. The thick leaves and stems provide a space for the plant to store water, swelling up when full and shriveling when thirsty.


Easy Guide – How to Care for a Cup of Succulents

Fortunately, a cup of succulents thrives on a bit of neglect. The easiest way to tell if a plant needs water is to stick your finger in the dirt. For some of these tight-packed planters, there may not be enough room to do that. Instead, you can also just pick the planter up! If it feels light, the soil is probably dry and will need some water. You should expect to water your succulents around once a week; less frequently in winter, and more so during the summer.

These plants love sunlight. place them on a windowsill or on the floor near a balcony door. If you’ve got a spot outside near the protection of other plants, these will be more than happy to fit in! They’re not a fan of low-light conditions, but they may be able to get by from bright indirect lighting.

Succulents will grow until their roots fit as much room as possible… then they’ll stop! After a while, you’ll notice your succulents seem to reach a state of equilibrium and peace with their pot and their growing conditions. At that point, you could always replant them somewhere new if you wanted to put some new plants in the pot. They’ll be perfectly happy to stay where they are, too.