Succulents have been trending on Instagram and Pinterest boards for a while now, and it’s easy to see why. These cute plants come in many different colors, textures and are very low-maintenance. They are a popular item for weddings and party favors, and are a great way to add life to any home as living decor.

We grow thousands of succulents right here in our greenhouse, with just over 70 varieties for you to come choose. We have a great selection of the following types of tender succulents, each group having many different varieties to choose from.

  • Aeoniums
  • Crassulas
  • Echeveria
  • Kalanchoes
  • Graptoverias
  • Graptosedums
  • Sedums
  • Portulaca
  • AND MORE!

All of these are tropical to Niagara, but can be put outside during our summers.

Lighting —

To keep them indoors, they need around 6 hours of natural sunlight. Too little sunlight and the plants can start to stretch. They do best placed in a location with in-direct bright light, as our hot afternoon sun can give them sunburn. For succulents with brightly colored leaves, like Echeveria Perle Von Nürnberg, bright light is the key to their color. Without enough light, colorful succulents of blue, red, purple, and orange, will begin to fade.

Tip: for most succulents, if they begin to stretch and look unsightly, you can take a cutting and replant it!  To do this, cut off the top of the succulent. If you want to keep the original succulent,  leave at least an inch of the base with a minimum of 2 to 3 leaves. The plant will send out new off shoots from this base within a few weeks.  Let the cutting you took from the top dry for a few days before planting, you want the bottom of the cut to look calloused. Once the cutting has dried, plant it in a nice draining potting soil and water it in. In a nice sunny location, it should begin to root within 2 weeks.

Water—

Knowing how and when to water your succulents can be tricky. Too much water, and the plant will begin to rot while too little water will cause the plant to slowly wither and die. We find that watering thoroughly once every 2 weeks works for most customers. After a heavy watering you need to let the plant dry out before watering again, 2 weeks is usually long enough to let the soil dry out.  Do not water your plant if the soil feels moist to the touch. We find that succulents do better with this watering style rather than a little water every few days.  Please note to use this as only a general rule of thumb. Sometimes you may have to water more or less frequently, dependent on lighting, heat, soil and container type.