I found that with the rise in popularity, more nurseries are carrying succulents on a regular basis. If your local nursery doesn’t carry succulents, you can also check Lowes and Home Depot.
In this way, why does South Africa have so many succulents?
According to Business Insider, succulent poachers are roaming across South Africa, where about a third of the planet’s succulents are found. They’re digging up these rare plants and cacti, and selling them to plant lovers across Asia, Europe, and North America to quench the rising demand for houseplants.
Similarly, how do succulents grow in South Africa?
As these plants mostly thrive in arid conditions, place them in bright direct sunlight rather than deep shade. If they are planted in shade, try plant them under a tree that provides breaks of sunshine. Ensure the soil that you plant your succulents in has good drainage.
Are colorful succulents real?
Succulents are normally known for their rich green color, but did you know that there are a wide variety of colorful succulents? You can find vibrant red succulents, muted blue succulents and many colors in between. Some also have beautiful accent colors like yellow, white and black.
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
Selling completed succulent arrangements is a great way to make some money doing what you love! … If you’re starting to run out of room for all of your amazing plants, selling them might be a great way to boost your income and have some fun too.
Since most succulents come from dry, arid, areas like deserts and other climates of similar temperament, most of them do well in full sun. Cacti, jade plants and varieties of agave in particular do well in full sun.
However, it is known that most species can be found across multiple countries. The two counties that contain the most species of succulents are Mexico and South Africa. Mexico is home to numerous succulents due to its ideal climate.
To sell succulents online, set up your online shop on Etsy, Amazon Handmade, Harddy, etc. You can also create your own website and sell your succulents from there. Source and grow the right variety of succulents for your region and ship them properly, ideally bare-root and not potted.
Where to Buy Succulents
- Amazing Value Succulent Stores. Mountain Crest Gardens. The Succulent Source.
- Great Shipping Succulent Stores. Leaf & Clay. Amazon.
- Bulk Purchasing Succulent Stores. Succulent Gardens.
- Rare Finds Succulent Stores. Planet Desert.
When shopping, choose succulent plants for sale that have very little to no damage. Be especially careful to look for signs of rot, particularly if the containers have no drainage holes. (it’s very easy to over-water these leading to root rot.) If possible look for plants with more than one plant in a pot.