As I jumped headfirst into the succulent hobby all those moons ago I quickly learned two things. You can never have too many succulents and if you want to find the beautiful, colorful, unique succulents you will have to venture outside the garden section at the local hardware store and find actual succulent sources.
It may seem a little strange to order plants online but after plenty of trial and error I’ve tracked down a few great places to buy succulents online! Which means you can pick up all the beautiful succulents your heart desires.
Succulent Cuttings from Sol Succulents
The easiest way to get a large assortment of succulents quickly and affordably is to buy a cuttings box. Since succulents are so resilient and grow roots easily once you have taken the plant into pieces succulent cuttings are the way to go.
Succulent stores that have large plants will take cuttings from lots of different plants and bundle them all together so you get a variety. Just take a look at all the different varieties here! You have a few of everything! This particular box had a grouping of 100 cuttings and had so many different plants: string of pearls, rosettes, panda plants, bear claws, firesticks, soooo many I don’t even know all the names!
Of course, with a succulent cutting box you have to grow the cuttings into plants but learning how to plant succulents is so simple and you’ll soon have beautiful plants. Just take a look at a few of the pink butterfly plants that came in my first cuttings box now… these little babies are still growing their leaves but they’ve fully rooted in the soil now and are looking beautiful.
With cuttings the larger the box typically the more variety you will get. More plants equals more chances at awesome plants… and while you’ll get a great variety cuttings boxes don’t let you pick individual plants so if you’re after something specific it may not be the best solution.
Snow White Panda Plant Kalanchoe Eriophylla from Sol Succulents
These little panda plants are probably one of my all time favorite purchases… they are a beautiful white and so soft and fuzzy. They came packaged beautifully and have been easy to take care of.
While you can buy panda plants from a local nursery these are definitely whiter than your average variety. She included quite a few groupings in my package as well and they all had gorgeous established root systems.
Lapidaria Margaretae from Sol Succulents
Okay I don’t even know how to pronounce that but it’s the cute little pink guy tucked in next to the panda plant up above. These little guys look like little crystals to me and are closely related to Lithops. Which means they are a special type of succulent but just as pretty as the other options.
These little guys came in a 2.5 inch pot and look a bit pinker in person although I believe that is the time of year as they can be a bit more gold in the fall. They are beautiful plants and very healthy!
Echeveria Laui from SoBeSuccs
This is like the queen of all succulent rosettes. She’s a big white beautiful rosette and she came beautifully packaged. Since echeverias have a powdery like substance on their petals you have to be careful when handling them… it won’t hurt you but taking the coating off will leave fingerprints on your pretty succulents.
Which is not cool.
This little gal ships bare roots so be careful with her and you’ll be smitten just like me.
100 Colorful Succulent Cuttings from Annies Garden and Patio
This little succulent cuttings box was epic. Since I ordered the 100 piece cuttings box there were so many to pick from. It came packaged in a large box but inside were 5 smaller boxes where the cuttings were sorted and wrapped in paper towels to keep them moist.
There were a variety of wonderful colors and plenty of different types: rosettes, tall plants, ground covers. I think this box might be my first recommendation for people just starting out!
Plus Annie is amazing to work with and even messaged me the day my cuttings box was suppose to arrive to make sure they all made it and had done great in the shipping box.
Graptopetalum Baby Finger from Rare Succulents
These little guys are absolutely adorable! They’re a beautiful purple color and definitely look like a little bunch of grapes all clustered together. They come in a bundle of two or three clusters and grow quite easily since their roots are all together.
I love how they look like ground cover but are a bigger plant than most moss like ground covers.
Succulent Rosettes in Pink and Blue from Succulent Art Works
When looking for succulents online one of the hardest hurdles I’ve overcome is finding pretty pastel colors that don’t cost an arm and a leg. I love succulent art works because they let you pick a color palette… technically their succulents are aimed at brides looking for wedding favors but these little guys are gorgeous in arrangements too.
I ordered 10 rosettes in the pink color family and 5 in the blue/purple family and they are definitely gorgeous. I have to say that while her pictures are amazing I definitely got two or three multiples in my orders and none of them had multiple heads like the example pictures. Very pretty succulents but I was a bit disappointed with the selection.
Of the 15 I ordered 2 were dead the week I planted them and they came in little pots with dirt (instead of bare roots or cuttings) so there was dirt all over the box and most of the succulents had been separated from their pots.
Debbie Cristata from Succulent AF
This little purple cluster is absolutely adorable. It is from one of my absolute favorite sellers Succulent AF. She doesn’t have an Etsy shop and her plants are not cheap but they are healthy and you can pick exactly what you want.
The plant in the photo is exactly the plant you’re going to get!
The plants are packaged beautifully and even come with the little pink heart shaped stake you see next to some of the plants… pre-named so you know exactly what every plant is! Which is perfect for those people like me who have no idea what the scientific names are and forget them once you plant them in a planter. I loved the idea so much I grabbed a few more pink heart stakes to name my bigger succulents in each planter.
I mean “the wavy succulent” makes sense to me but I can’t actually use that as a name…. y’all would have no idea what I was talking about.