Plants

Leaf and Clay.

I started up my crazy plant obsession, again. When we first moved into our apartment, I was obsessed with trying to raise some house plants. Full disclosure, I DO NOT HAVE A GREEN THUMB. I’ve managed to kill all of our house plants (including my mom’s very impressive Aloe Vera) in span of 3 months. Anyways, this time I decided to stick to succulents. Plus, I feel like I need to do something in my spare time and keep myself busy, as well as have a “healthier” obsession. Also, I’ve been very stressed out (mainly due to work) lately, so I just need something to calm me down and I’ve found that planting and trying to make a “garden” somewhat helps.

I’ve been on Pinterest and following some succulent IGs so I decided go for it. One of the blogs I read mentioned Leaf and Clay and how she loves all her succulents that she’s purchased from them. Just briefly looking at their website, I knew I had to order something.

I ended up ordering:

  • ‘Awesome Echeveria’ Pack -12 pack of 2.5″ plants ($54)
  • ‘Pastel Party’ Pack – 12 pack of 2.5″ plants ($54)
  • Anacampseros ‘Sunrise’ – 2.5″ ($6)
  • Echeveria ‘Allegra’ – 2.5″ ($5)
  • Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor’ – 2.5″ ($5)
  • Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’ – 2.5″ ($5)
  • Pachyveria scheideckeri – 3” ($6.50)

Since my order was over $75.00, shipping was Free. Also, I found a discount code (FRESH15) for 15% OFF. So with tax, my total was $123.53. Now, spending that much on plants is a bit much, I know. I placed my order on Tuesday, May 15. I received a notification that a shipping label was created on Friday, May 18 and I saw updates from USPS the following day, Saturday, May 19. Leaf and Clay does mention that orders ship Monday-Friday each week and to allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed.

On Monday, I received a USPS box with the plants inside. Each bundle contained 1-2 plants. All plants are shipped bare-root, without soil or their original nursery pot.

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Since there was some soil still on the roots, the plants did come a bit dirty. To clean I just used a paint brush to brush off the soil.

One thing I did not like was the plants were not labeled so if you’re a beginner to all this like me, identifying your plant may be tough. Actually, it will be tough! I’ve posted pictures of the succulents on my Instagram and on this Facebook group I joined to help with identifying my plants, so if you spot one and know the name LET ME KNOW!

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