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4,000+ plants available at Cal Poly’s Succulentopia sale

Posted at 4:32 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 20:54:53-04

Calling all plant lovers, Succulentopia is happening this weekend!

Cal Poly’s student-run plant sale will feature more than 100 varieties of succulents.

Succulentopia, the student-run plant sale will have more than 100 varieties of succulents. KSBY Photo.

 

The sale gives students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences hands-on experience growing plants on a deadline and later selling their own product.

“I have been part of the succulent crew since last spring, and I worked alone on the project over summer,” said Karianne Rydberg, lead student succulent grower. “I spent a lot of time propagating leaves and cuttings and growing high-quality plants for Succulentopia. 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.”

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She said the team is expecting a huge turn out this year.

“We’ve been lucky to have tons of plants growing all the time, so that’s why we ended up doing it twice a year. It used to be just once a year,” Rydberg said.

Succulentopia will be held at the Horticulture Unit near the Poly Plant Shop Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The cost of each plant is determined by size, but they start at $4.50.