Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Suckers for Succulents

I had no idea what a succulent was until recently.  Now, everyone at The White Rabbit is obsessed with them.  In case you don't know what they are, here's what Wikipedia says:

Succulent plants, also known as succulents or fat plants, are water-retaining plants adapted to arid climates or soil conditions. Succulent plants store water in their leaves, stems, and also in roots.

Not to be confused with cactus; cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti.

Now that you know what they are, you're probably wondering what's so great about them.  Our favorite thing about them is that they don't need a lot of water and their root systems are short so you can plant them in anything!!!!

The other thing we love about them is that they come in lots of colors and shapes and they are just so darn cute!

Above is Emily planting some into a container in the store.  When you plant these little cuties, you can't just use any soil.  You have to use special soil that has sand or something that helps drain the moisture.  The main things to remember are that they need filtered light, preferably from a south facing window, and you shouldn't over water them.  Once a week is about right.

Once we figured out that we could plant them in vintage containers, we started grabbing everything in the store and planting like crazy.  Above is an old drawer.

We are selling them individually for $4(small) or $6(large) or already planted in a container.  The bucket above is $10 and the succulents we planted cost $14 so someone took this home for only $24.

Sarah, our resident expert on succulents, grabbed this old coffee container.  I think this is my favorite one that we've done so far!!!  She ended up taking it home to live with all of her other succulent babies. P.S. If you're ever in the store, go ahead and quiz her on the names of each type of succulent.  She knows them ALL!

After the coffee can, Sarah planted these old printer's drawers and they both flew out of the door the same day.

This is Sarah's friend Alex.  Look how excited she is to be taking home her new friends!!

Old silver looks so amazing planted!  Imagine these for a wedding centerpiece!

What is our next succulent project?  We can't wait to make these amazing wreaths. 
Aren't they just to-die-for??

So....what are you waiting for?  Get to The White Rabbit and pick up some amazing succulents.  Or pick out a container and we'll plant them for you.  You will quickly become as obsessed with them as we are.


  1. I LOVE succulents. I did a blog post about them recently too. I need to visit your shop soon <3

    1. Oops, didn't see your comment! I hope you visit us! What is your blog name? We'd love to check it out.

  2. My blog is fancyco.blogspot.com :) Are you ever open later than 5?