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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
I recommend you specialize in one or two tiny niches and get known for having spectacular and beautiful plants or crafts that you can provide.
Don't make the mistake of trying to do everything under the sun. Keep in mind that this might take a little while to create your customer base, but once you are THE source, you can own that market.
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;