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Buy & Shop for Succulents Online

My recommended, go-to sources for succulents online

Growers I recommend

Wondering where to shop for the best succulents online? Start with these top growers. There's quite a bit of overlap, which is fine; all provide quality.

Mountain Crest Gardens

So how did a Southern CA gal find out about a Northern CA succulent grower? The Wall Street Journal asked me to do an article on succulents for cold, northern climates. Matts Jopson of family-owned Mountain Crest Gardens was incredible to work with---helpful and knowledgeable---and has become an expert I rely on. Matts' commitment to excellence and attention to detail shine through every aspect of Mountain Crest Gardens.

Sempervivum supplier

Mountain Crest Gardens has an outstanding selection of colorful sempervivums ideal for cold, northern climates.

 

I used nearly 50 MCG assorted Sempervivum heuffelii rosettes to make an 18-inch-tall succulent topiary tree for the holidays. All you need (in addition to a moss cone and floral pins) are the rosettes, so buy them bare root. After they're attached to the form, they'll root right into it.

Indoor Succulent supplier

I'm also impressed by Mountain Crest's succulents for windowsills and offices.

 

MCG's "Ultimate Succulent Sampler Tray" has 50 different kinds in 2-inch nursery pots. You might use them to fill a gift basket, like the one I gave my daughter-in-law. Or just go with echeverias---they have really nice ones.

Related posts: How to Keep Succulents Happy Indoors and How to Grow Tender Succulents in Northerly Climates, as well as my book, Succulents Simplified pp. 138-143 and video, Make a Low-Light Succulent Dish Garden.

Leaf & Clay

This online succulent nursery also offers pots (hence the "clay"). Check out their website pages dedicated to "wierdos" and "rarities." See their Instagram feed for great photos of succulents and potted combos.

Leaf & Clay Instagram photos

Above: Leaf & Clay Instagram photos

Altman Plants

Most of the succulents I use for the design projects in my YouTube videos come from Altman Plants, the largest grower of cacti and succulents in the US. I don't buy from them wholesale or mail-order; rather, I go to their retail nursery 15 minutes from me, Oasis Water Efficient Gardens. (See my list of San Diego succulent resources.)

Altman also is an Amazon vendor offering multi-succulent packs.

Succulent suppliers online

This is Altman's assortment of living stones or "mimicry" plants. 

Succulents in 2.5-inch diameter nursery pots are your best deal; expect to pay double for bigger specimens in 3.5-inch pots. It depends on the plant, but the difference is typically six months to a year's growth.

Assorted Succulent Tray - 2.5" - 32 Pack

Use assorted succulent collections to make succulent bouquets, fill vintage and repurposed containers, for a succulent color wheel centerpiece, my online Stunning Succulent Arrangements class, and designs and projects in my books, Succulent Container Gardens and Succulents Simplifed.

Assorted Succulent Tray - 3.5" - 18 Pack

"Depending on availability, product mix may include a selection of Aeonium, Aloe, Crassula, Echeveria, Kalanchoe, and Sedum varieties."

Assorted Cacti Tray - 2.5" - 32 Pack

See my posts: Is Cactus the New Black?, Create a Cactus Curio Box, and I Come Out as a Cactus Lover.

Assorted Cacti Tray - 18 Pack, 3.5"

Also see the cactus section of Designing with Succulents, 2nd ed., pp. 192-201.

Note: Some links throughout my site are "affiliate," which means I get a small commission when a sale on that site originates from mine. This costs you (the buyer) nothing and helps me continue to provide you with useful, high-quality content.


 

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