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Succulent Sales Online – Fat Plants San Diego Review

Fat Plants San Diego is my go-to for succulent sales online. Just a disclaimer, I am not affiliated with Fat Plants San Diego, nor am I receiving any compensation for this review. I am, however, affiliated with Amazon and the links in this article may take you to products for which I receive a small compensation. You can read more about this here.

So without further ado:

Fat Plants San Diego – an Honest Review from a Real Customer

I love Fat Plants for so many reasons. When I first got started in succulents, I scoured Amazon.com (where I do the majority of my online purchases), looking for the best deal. Fat Plants not only offer individual plants, but they also offer cuttings…so many cuttings…in variety packs.

The Good:

    • Variety for days! Here’s the really cool part: in their variety packs, no two are the same! You get a really cool collection of succulent cuttings (a piece of an adult succulent that will grow into a full sized plant) including some that you didn’t even know you needed until they showed up!
      25 cuttings package available at Amazon

       

    • Awesome pricing! A collection like in the link above is only $28.99 at the time of this post. That’s just a little more than $1 per cutting. Also, “small” cuttings is really a subjective term. Some of them are full rosettes the size of my hand depending on variety! If you are looking for something smaller for a fairy garden, you can get 25 cuttings for $35.
Fairy garden 25 pack at Amazon
  • They are passionate about their plants! When you receive your shipment, you will find that everything inside your box is packed with so much care! There is a heat pack (I suggest purchasing one separately if you live in a cooler climate and are shipping in less than ideal weather)! They also put your new babies in moss to protect them from the jostling due to shipment. Also included is a personal thank you card! Yes, handwritten and to you personally. I couldn’t believe it either. These guys rock!
  • Speaking of rocking, their customer service is second to none! I couldn’t wait til spring to get some new babies in my house because winter tends to be a dormant season for growth and my propagation has to be curtailed. So, I ordered 25 new cuttings from Fat Plants and knew they would be warm and happy when they got here. Uh oh, really really sub zero days plus a holiday delay meant my some of my cuttings were frozen solid when they arrived. I tried, in vain, to save them. I only managed to salvage about half of them and some of the leaves for propagation. I wrote them an email explaining what had happened and they offered to replace all the plants that perished! They are also extremely knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions you might have.

The Bad

As hard as it is for me to come up with anything negative about the company, the one thing that some people might not like but I find no issue with is that they do not identify your cuttings. You are left on your own to figure out exactly what it is you have. They do have a picture guide with a few succulents on their website but not every cutting or plant you get will be on their limited list. When I first started, I found this annoying because there are just so many succulents out there. However, now that I have some experience under my belt, I find the mystery plants a challenge. If it doesn’t matter to you “what” you get and you don’t need to know the details, this shouldn’t be an issue at all. If you are like me and analyze each plant, you will have to look elsewhere to identify your plants. More on that in another article.

The second downside that doesn’t affect me but might affect you is the shipping. Sorry, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and other countries! If you are not in the contiguous 48 states in the United States, they will not ship to you.

Conclusion

Fat Plants San Diego is a great resource for a variety of cuttings. They also sell established plants, soil, and containers. They have stellar customer service and the pride they have in their product is obvious through the care they take in shipping. They do not identify which succulents you get, but if you don’t mind a mystery or like doing research, you should give Fat Plants a try.

 

Until next time, stay juicy!

~Mishi

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