You Say Succulents, We Say Fat Plants

Succulentssometimes referred to as fat plants, are lush, juicy plants that have the ability to store water internally. This survival technique has allowed them to adapt to arid living conditions. These brilliant plants come in thousands of sizes, shapes and colors and are truly some of nature’s best works of art. Learn more about what a succulent is here.

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Succulent gardening is addictive.

Everything Succulent

Living Succulent WreathWe are building this site to share our passion of succulents with you, discuss our gardening mistakes and to show you what has been successful for us.  There is a ton of information out there and we would be fools to think that everything we know about fat plants is fact.

What we write on our site will be our opinion and our lessons learned. We will always source our facts and appreciate your comments, feedback and corrections! Welcome to our wonderful world of succulent bliss.

What to Expect at Fat Plants

Buy Succulents Online

 Bring a little California cactus and succulent love into your home or garden today! We sell cuttings and small fully rooted plants, Living wreaths, frames and orbs, several DIY kits as well as some great pots for all your succulent and cactus needs. We are pleased to now offer shipping to the entire United States!  Shop our Succulent Store

Succulent Identification

SucculentsWhat is the name of that plant growing in your yard? Some succulents are very hard to correctly identify. There are so many hybrids out there, it is easy to get confused. Another identification challenge may be the variety of ways that these fantastic plants respond to different environments.

The easiest way to identify your cactus and succulents is by their flower. That isn’t always something that you can do quickly. Learn how we do, or try to, name our plants. Succulent Identification

Succulent Projects and Ideas

Plant a birdcage, birdbath or an old fountain with succulents.

Make a living succulent wreath from cuttings.

Make a hypertufa planter and fill it with fat plants.

Create a living wall from an old crate.

Fabulous Succulent Photography

Fred Ives

All of the succulent plant photographs on our website were taken by Fat Plants and in our own gardens unless otherwise noted. Your feedback is always appreciated. Let’s learn something together.

Watch some of our favorite succulents grow in our time-lapse photo galleries. Some of our plants seem to change overnight!


Propagation by leafThere are so many ways to propagate plants. I wish I had known years ago how we could have created a garden with as much variety as we have now and spent 75% less money buying large plants! Coming soon we will have a tutorial on how you can propagate your succulents.

Thank you for visiting our website. It is always a work in progress so check back often for updates!

Plant Whisperer………..


  1. My order arrived today in Ohio and I was thrilled with the condition of the plants and most especially with the wonderful variety. Thank you very much!

  2. Reasonably priced, beautifully packaged, exquisite product! I just received my order today, and couldn’t believe it included a handwritten thank you note! I don’t know Marisa, but I like her!! 10 different varieties, and healthy as can be…all of this from an Amazon Lightning deal. If you need any cacti or succulents, I recommend Fat Plants San Diego! Thank you, Marisa!

  3. Wow! I got my plants today, a very impressive collection, thanks! I am so pleased with the variety of the succulents, and the size of the cuttings. The plants were delivered quickly, I had them shipped to my office so they would not laungish on a freezing porch while I was at work. The plants were packaged with great care, including a shipping heat pack. I’m looking forward to the adventure of my new succulents.

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