Free Babies


You may or may not know that I am fairly obsessed with succulents (they fill the cat shaped void in my life) and so, I have A LOT of them.
As I mentioned in my previous post, we are moving very soon! I thought it would be best to thin out my collection ever so slightly before we move, partly because I have way too many babies to look after really, and I'm a little worried some will get damaged in transit (also, if I get rid of some i'll have space to buy more! hooray!)

If you're new to the wonderful world of succulents, and fancy having a few of your own but don't know where to start, don't be scared. These could be the start of your collection! They're very easy to look after, promise!
I will be posting all the succulents bare-rooted 
so you will need to acquire some pretty pots (hello charity shops) and some cacti soil which can be found at most garden centres for around £3.50. 

The succulent babies I am offering just need to be placed on top of some soil (tuck the roots away underneath if you can). Once potted your new friends will be very happy in a warm, sunny spot inside your home. Whilst they are still babies I recommend spritzing them daily with water. For adult succulents, you should water them once a week over the summer, and gradually decrease this to once monthly over winter. If unsure, less is more! They don't like to sit in water so try not to get them too wet. If your pot doesn't have holes in the bottom you can add your own drainage by layering the bottom of the pot with gravel/stones before adding the soil. That's the basics really, but of course, if you have any questions I'd be more than happy to help! 

I thought it would be easiest to group the babies together in a kind of 'mixed lot'. That way you'll get a few different plants to add to your collection! Altogether I have 7 lots to sent out. Each 'lot' will include around 15 leaves, in various stages of development (some have no roots, some have roots, some have roots and are sprouting new leaves). The photo above shows you what you can expect to find, but in general each lot includes 2 money trees, 2 large echeveria leaves, some jelly beans, and some other random teeny tiny leaves.

Each lot is £3, to cover postage and packaging. I'll be posting via 1st class to the UK only. So if you'd like some new babies leave a comment with your email address to reserve a set (or two!) and I'll send you my payment details. Easy peasy.


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