One of the most common plant species that you can grow are cacti and other various succulents. Succulents are becoming more popular every year. What might surprise you is that the most common type of customers who purchase succulents are small business owners and office workers. They buy cacti and other succulents for office spaces, because succulents are not high maintenance.
Types of succulents to grow
You might be wondering what this weird biological term “succulents” means. Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. This is why they are so easy and cheap to grow!
But when it comes to making money it’s always important to choose not only the easiest to grow but also and the most demanded succulent.
Here is the list of the most common succulents you can grow for a profit:
- Aloe Vera;
- Panda Plant (Kalanchoe);
- Zebra Plant.
All they are in high demand in South Africa, ordinary cactus is also easy to grow and maintain:
Equipment and Materials Needed
What’s great about growing succulents is that they don’t require special equipment and materials, just seeds, pots, soil, and water.
The following video with shares with you some great tips how you can make money on your homestead growing and propagating succulents
On a homestead it’s important to have several income streams. And plants can help earn some money… ↓↓↓↓↓↓ CLICK “SHOW MORE” FOR RESOURCES ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Most homesteads and smallholding support themselves not with a single income, but with many various revenue streams. These may be chicken eggs and meat joints, veggies for a CSA or even animal feed.
Succulent seeds are really cheap. You can buy one hundred seeds for just R15-20. Some cactus plants can sell up to R200.
Nothing else is needed: no fertilizers, no other chemicals, no special watering, only pots (you can do it yourself from old plastic bottles).
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