Succulent Market helps customers assess weather for live plant delivery

With the company's new weather application integration, the online marketplace for buying rare succulents and cacti now helps customers ensure the safe delivery of their plants in any temperature
SAN DIEGO - Jan. 26, 2021 - PRLog -- Thinking about buying succulent plants online and not sure if they can be safely delivered to your home in a cold climate?

One online vendor of rare and hard-to-find succulents and cacti wants to help.

Succulent Market has launched a new feature on their e-commerce platform that allows customers to find out when considering a succulent whether the plant can survive being shipped and delivered to the outdoor conditions in a particular hardiness zone.

The new tool works by allowing a customer to add their zip code when considering a plant; when they do, a pop-up will appear with information about the current temperature in that zip code and a note about whether conditions are safe for a tender succulent or cactus to be delivered.

If weather conditions are too cold for safe shipping and delivery, customers have the option to add a heat pack to an order so live plants don't freeze.

Though drought tolerant, many succulents and cacti originate in warmer climates and are sensitive to cold temperatures.

A company spokesperson said while it's ideal to wait until spring to ship tender succulents to cold climates, the company can accommodate winter shipping.

"Most of the succulents we grow in our nursery in Southern California can't survive freezing temperatures," he said, "but if you do choose to continue to place an order when temps are below freezing, you can add a heat pack to your shipment to help your succulents avoid freezing during shipment. Our main concern is delivering healthy plants to our customers."

Succulent Market ships plants worldwide year-round, with free shipping on orders over $65.

The integration of the new weather app is part of the company's efforts to deliver every plant in perfect condition.

About Succulent Market

Succulent Market is a third-generation family-owned and operated business with a reputation for delivering the highest quality succulents and cacti to customers worldwide. The farm and online marketplace based in Vista, California offers a large selection of greenhouse-raised cacti and succulents, including more than 100 individual varieties of echeveria, haworthia, aeonium, crassula, aloe, and other succulent species. Every plant is cultivated using state-of-the-art greenhouse methods to enhance plant quality, variety, and color. Succulents can be purchased potted, as cuttings, and in bulk, with wholesale pricing available. The company also offers potting soil formulated for cacti and succulents.

For more information about the Succulent Market, go to Follow the Succulent Market on Facebook (@shopsucculentmarket), Twitter (@succulentmarket), and Instagram (@succulentmarket).
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