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Cal Poly hosts succulent plant sale

Posted at 3:26 AM, Oct 19, 2018
Courtesy: Matt Lazier
Courtesy: Matt Lazier

More than 125 varieties off succulents will be on sale at Cal Poly’s Succulentopia plant sale this Friday and Saturday.

The plant sale is a student-run project, offered by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences’ Horticulture and Crop Science Department.

The students learn how to grow the plants on a deadline and how to market them. They have been caring for the succulents since last spring.

Karianne Rydberg, an agricultural and environmental plant sciences senior and the student succulent manager says, “Being involved in this project gives me a taste of what it’s like to work in a commercial nursery and provides me with valuable techniques in producing quality, marketable plants. It’s the ultimate Learn by Doing experience.”

The cost of the plants is determined by size, ranging from $4.50 to $25. Larger plants will be priced accordingly.

The event takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Horticulture Unit near the Poly Plant Shop.