Succulent Tourism

Tiny but gorgeous.

The other thing Anita and I squeezed into our few hours of Austin tourism was a trip to the East Austin Succulents nursery. You know it’s cool and trendy because:

  • It’s in east Austin
  • The website is mostly pictures and hard to find links on
  • They have a cute pug on the homepage of said website
  • All employees were young, and if male, had very full beards
Teeny tiny cactus flower.

I’ve lived in Austin since 1997, but had never been to the neighborhood where the nursery is located, so I was as much a tourist as Anita was on this trip. I really enjoyed seeing all the fun and funky areas, and was impressed at how many community centers there are. I probably just happened to drive by them all.

Happy flower!

In any case, we had a great deal of fun looking at some amazing plants. I was impressed both by how many very large and healthy specimens there were of both succulents and cacti, and by how many were in bloom. Some had teeny tiny flowers and some had really big ones.

Anita got one of those variegated ones at top right.

We each got some interesting plants, and I got a few pots, as well. Anita says she will help me pot them, since she’s the expert in this garden genre. I’m the one that does orchids and pothos.

These look like brains.

When I posted about the place on Facebook, lots of people chimed in about how much they love it, so hey, if you want some interesting succulents or cacti specimens, head on over! Prices ranged from $1.50 to over $500, so there’s something for everyone.

Such patterning!

Oh, and I won a coupon for 15% off my next visit when I spun the Wheel of Succulent Fortune, so I guess we will be back, too!

Tarot is on hold. I asked Lee to bring me a deck, and he forgot. The poor dude is not a good remember-er, but I know he means well.

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

2 thoughts on “Succulent Tourism”

  1. I visited the east Austin nursery this summer and also was impressed. It has natives and a Mangave I was looking for. I cut off about 15 babies and they are all about a foot tall now. A small agave fell off a shelf and I caught it upside down. My arm was bloody and it was in the 100’s. Cut my visit short.


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