A couple of weeks back I had this idea for a succulent project using some scrap wood. Of course I needed succulents so I headed out to the usual places only to come up completely empty. It seems everyone in Brooklyn decided to buy every available plant the day before. So I went to the NYC flower district (a super fun place to browse, by the way) to get my fix. I was shocked to find that they were selling for $6-8 per tiny plant. GASP!
So I turned to the trusty interwebs. I purchased 2 sets of 20 succulents in 2" pots and waited 10 days. My desire for instant gratification had to be punched down a little but at $1.62 a plant including shipping, my cheap side was gratified instead. I wasn't sure how they would travel but they arrived safely and I'm happy.
Now that I have them, it's my job to keep them alive. Any succulent master want to give me tips?
Stay tuned for the finished product. Now that I realize how hard they can be to come by cheaply, I might just have to bring this crop indoors once the summer is over to save them.
ps: I am not in any way connected with this seller - I just wanted to share a source in case you had similar succulent scarcity in your area.