These are exciting times, so take advantage of it!
Thinking of starting your very own Succulent Plant Business? Why not!
Lots of people find that once they start growing these fascinating plants, it becomes a little addictive and what better way to spread the wealth around but by selling some of the progeny?
In some cases, you may just want to sell the plants that you propagate, or simply sell collections of cuttings for a specific use, like Sedum for green roof planting.
With the interest in planting rustic and junky containers, you can be sure you’ll find homes for your hypertufa pots, thrifted treasures or found objects filled with your propagated plants.
My Sedum and Succulent nursery provided lots of specialty plants over the years that I was in business, selling them online.
This is the perfect way to get started, either with your own website, or on a site like Etsy or even just using Craigslist or Kijiji to sell them as the excess becomes unmanageable.
Skills you’ll need for your own plant business;
Some things are paramount when you’re producing your plants; you will need to learn all you can about succulent plant propagation, for one thing.
How many plants?
Getting the right proportions in your crafts, if that’s how you’re going to sell your plants, is important.
Find out how many plants will fit into your containers for a beautiful (and easy to sell) package.
Bugs like plants – what to do:
While you’re happily creating your containers and growing the plants, the pests are munching on them.
Discover the best ways to prevent pests, and find out what to do if they happen with the Plant Pests E-Book.
Packaging and Shipping
Figuring out how to sell the plants, and then package and ship them to the customer is a steep learning curve.
Some plants don’t mind being dried out almost completely, and then being shipped in paper bags or newspaper.
Luckily, that is the majority of succulent plants, which actually ship much better in these conditions, which prevent the stretching of the plant as it tries to reach the light in transit.
Ideas and inspiration for your crafts;
You’re in luck! I’ve just completed the Succulent Crafts E-Course and it’s ready for you to enroll now; learn about some of the interesting and unique ways I’ve developed to use for succulents – these aren’t found anywhere else;
And this is just the tip of the iceberg…
Now that you have your very own succulent plants happily growing and thriving, how do you get customers to buy them?
Here are a few ways;
- Build your own website, like this one, and sell your plants and crafts online.
- Use free classified advertising like Kijiji, Craigslist and Penny Pincher – do some research to find out which ones will work best for your area and the products you want to sell.
- Get yourself an Etsy store, where you can show your wares and take payments through them.
- Go to farmers markets and craft fairs.
- Sell direct and wholesale to garden centers – keep in mind that these places won’t pay full price – you usually get 30-40% for your items, they get the rest.
- Enroll in the Succulent Plant Business E-Course and take your venture to the next level, or get started.