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Videos

Plant Highlights

String of Pearls Succulent - The Ultimate Guide
String of Pearls Succulent - The Ultimate Guide

Annie Schreck introduces the unique traits and tells you how to care for String of Pearls --- the most popular plant on our website!

Albuca spiralis 'Frizzle Sizzle' - The Ultimate Guide
Albuca spiralis 'Frizzle Sizzle' - The Ultimate Guide

Discover the fun, unusual Albuca spiralis 'Frizzle Sizzle'®! Annie explains its form, foliage, flowers, and care. Learn how to control pests and propagate this weird, wonderful plant.

Dolphin Plant - The Ultimate Guide
Dolphin Plant - The Ultimate Guide

Get the details on this rare and unique hybrid succulent. Learn when to water it, what light conditions it needs, how to propagate it, what its growth habits are, what its blooms look like, how to get rid of pests, and its cool survival features.

Air Plants (Tillandsia) 101 - Care Tips & Fun Facts!
Air Plants (Tillandsia) 101 - Care Tips & Fun Facts!

Air Plants (Tillandsias) are succulents that don't need soil! Annie covers when and how to water Air Plants, where they grow best, light, propagation, pests, blooms, colors & forms, when & how to fertilize, and some cool ways to display them.

Zebra Plant Succulent - What You Need to Know
Zebra Plant Succulent - What You Need to Know

Learn how to care for this low-maintenance succulent: how to water it, what light conditions it needs, where it can grow, how to identify it, the best soil to use when it blooms, how it multiplies, how to propagate it, how to get rid of pests, what causes it to change colors, and where it comes from.

Graptosedum 'Alpenglow' Succulent - Important Plant Care Tips
Graptosedum 'Alpenglow' Succulent - Important Plant Care Tips

Learn how to care for this colorful hybrid succulent: how to water it, what light conditions it needs, where it can grow, the best soil to use, when it blooms, how it multiplies, how to propagate it, how to get rid of pests, what causes it to change colors, and where it comes from.

Product Videos

MCG Succulent Trifecta™ Kits
MCG Succulent Trifecta™ Kits

Annie introduces our all-new MCG Succulent Trifecta™ Kits! These DIY arrangement kits help you create beautiful and fully compatible arrangements of three succulents. Trifecta design consists of the Core (focal point), the Complement (Core enhancement), and the Character (extra charm).

Succulent Sets - Buying Succulents by Color, Variety, or Shape
Succulent Sets - Buying Succulents by Color, Variety, or Shape

Discover the color themes, shapes, hardiness, and varieties of Mountain Crest Garden's Succulent Sets. Annie gives care tips as well as some cute arrangement ideas for these sets! Comprised of 4-16 2" potted succulents, these sets are created with different planting locations, colors, and themes in mind.

Super Succulent Sampler! How to quickly get a wide variety of succulents
Super Succulent Sampler! How to quickly get a wide variety of succulents

Explore some of the diverse colors, shapes, and sizes that succulents have to offer with a Super Sampler Tray. Annie from Mountain Crest Gardens shows how to care for these succulents and examples of the different plant varieties you'll get.

Hardy Succulent Trays - What are they & how to care for them
Hardy Succulent Trays - What are they & how to care for them

Hardy Succulent Trays are a great way to replenish a cold climate garden or jumpstart a new one. Annie introduces you to the types of succulents in Mountain Crest Garden's 25 variety and 5 variety hardy trays and how to care for them.

How to Order a Build-Your-Own Wholesale Succulent Tray
How to Order a Build-Your-Own Wholesale Succulent Tray

Annie walks you through how to select the color, shape, and number of succulents on our website and how to take care of them when they arrive. You can also add pots to your order, and specify when you want the succulents shipped so you can quickly get everything you need for an event at the exact date you need it.

Indoor Succulent Trays - What you need to know
Indoor Succulent Trays - What you need to know

Annie shows what types of plants go into Mountain Crest Garden's Indoor Succulent Trays and how to care for them. Our customers love to use these trays for decorating a business, creating party favors, planting centerpieces, planting around the house, and creating arrangements.

Ultimate Succulent Sampler Tray - What it is and how to use it
Ultimate Succulent Sampler Tray - What it is and how to use it

Mountain Crest Gardens' Ultimate Succulent Sampler Tray contains 50 different types of succulents in 2-inch containers. They come rooted and ready to plant. This tray is popular for people wanting to put together favors, centerpieces, or other arrangements.

Learn with Annie

5 Easy Outdoor Succulents (& How to Care for Them!)
5 Easy Outdoor Succulents (& How to Care for Them!)

Take your succulents into the great outdoors! Annie shares her top 5 easiest outdoor varieties and the basic care info you need to start a succulent rock garden. Find the perfect succulent variety for your garden!

Easy Indoor Succulents (& How to Keep Them Alive!)
Easy Indoor Succulents (& How to Keep Them Alive!)

Explore the world of succulent houseplants and turn your home into an indoor jungle! Annie shares her top 6 varieties for easy indoor growing and the 3 secrets you need to know to keep them healthy and beautiful. Find the perfect succulent variety for your space!

Flowering Succulents - Best Blooms & What To Do With Them
Flowering Succulents - Best Blooms & What To Do With Them

Explore the exciting world of flowering succulents! Annie goes in-depth talking about what to do with flowering succulents and shows you some amazingly colorful succulent blooms.

Pronouncing Succulent Names - The Ultimate Guide
Pronouncing Succulent Names - The Ultimate Guide

Learn to pronounce succulents' Latin names with the best of them! Annie also explains what botanical Latin can reveal about the origins of succulents, why we still use Latin names, and how Latin names can be beautiful and descriptive if you dig into what they mean.

DIY SUCCULENT SOIL MIX & what to look for in pre-made mixes
DIY SUCCULENT SOIL MIX & what to look for in pre-made mixes

The right succulent soil can help eliminate common struggles like overwatering, rot, and pests. We'll teach you what components succulents like in soil, how to make your own DIY soil mix, and what to look for in a store-bought mix.

Succulent Expert Series

Chat with the QUEEN of SUCCULENTS, Debra Lee Baldwin
Chat with the QUEEN of SUCCULENTS, Debra Lee Baldwin

It's here! The very first episode of a new series with succulent experts! Annie interviews Debra Lee Baldwin, the Queen of Succulents, about her love of succulents, how she approaches landscape design, and who she credits with the rise in popularity of these charming little plants.

Cold Hardy Succulents 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits
Cold Hardy Succulents 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits

An introduction to cold hardy succulents including sedum, sempervivum and Opuntia (Prickly Pear) Cactus that are ready for outdoors year-round - featuring Cassidy Tuttle of Succulents and Sunshine.

Soft Succulents 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits
Soft Succulents 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits

An introduction to soft succulents with information on Echeveria, Tender Sedum, Senecio, and more - featuring Cassidy Tuttle of Succulents and Sunshine.

Succulents 101

Which Succulents are Safe for Pets?
Which Succulents are Safe for Pets?

Are succulents bad for cats & dogs? The majority of succulents are not poisonous to your pets! While some varieties could cause temporary health issues-- like nausea and vomiting-- if ingested, that is rare. This video details which varieties are entirely pet safe and which varieties to watch out for.

Crassula & Jade Plants - What makes these succulents awesome?!
Crassula & Jade Plants - What makes these succulents awesome?!

Learn when and how to water Crassula, where they grow best, what light they need, how to propagate them, what their blooms are like, and the wide variety of colors and forms that they come in. Crassula & Jade Plants are easy to care for, grow well indoors, and require minimal water.

Succulent Cuttings 101 - Ideas & How to Root
Succulent Cuttings 101 - Ideas & How to Root

Succulent Cuttings are great for making arrangements such as wreaths, centerpieces, and bouquets. They also can be propagated and grown into mature succulents! Check out @Mountain Crest Gardens to learn more about succulents.

Cactus 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits
Cactus 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits

Learn about what makes Cacti unique, how to water them, what light conditions they need, how to propagate them, what their blooms are like, what size they grow to, which soil to use, and what climates they grow in (aka hardiness). Discover which Cactus variety is best for you!

Hardy Sedum (Stonecrop) Succulents 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits
Hardy Sedum (Stonecrop) Succulents 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits

Sedum (aka Stonecrop) are cold-hardy succulents that make for easy ground cover and also look great in hanging pots. Learn how to water them, when they go dormant, the different varieties, what their blooms look like, what soil to use, how and when to water, what size they grow to, and how to propagate them.

Echeveria Succulents 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits
Echeveria Succulents 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits

Echeveria soft succulents, sometimes known as Mexican Hens and Chicks, have a huge variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Learn tips for how to care for these beautiful plants in this guide.

Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks) Succulents - Care Tips & Traits
Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks) Succulents - Care Tips & Traits

We introduce our popular Sempervivum hardy succulents, aka Hens & Chicks. Learn all of the key facts about these amazing plants in this brief video.

2 Inch Container Succulent Trays 101
2 Inch Container Succulent Trays 101

An introduction to our 2 inch container succulent trays sold at Mountain Crest Gardens. We explain the differences between 2 inch trays and our smaller plug trays and show examples of what customers use them for.

Indoor Succulents 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits
Indoor Succulents 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits

An introduction to indoor succulents for your home or office, including some quick tips and plant recommendations.

Hanging & Trailing Succulents 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits
Hanging & Trailing Succulents 101 - Care Tips & Unique Traits

A brief introduction to our popular hanging and trailing succulents that work well in hanging baskets or as "spillers" for arrangements.

Succulent Plug Trays 101 - What They Are and How to Use Them
Succulent Plug Trays 101 - What They Are and How to Use Them

An updated introduction to succulent plugs and wholesale plug trays sold at Mountain Crest Gardens. We explain the advantages of buying succulents in plugs and show how you can use them.

DIY Miniature & Fairy Gardens with Succulents -- Plants & Ideas
DIY Miniature & Fairy Gardens with Succulents -- Plants & Ideas

A brief introduction to making miniature and fairy gardens using succulents and which plants to choose.

DIY Succulent Terrariums -- Plants & Care Tips
DIY Succulent Terrariums -- Plants & Care Tips

An introduction to creating terrariums with succulent plants. Includes tips for soil, care, and choosing your succulents.

Wedding Succulents - DIY decor
Wedding Succulents - DIY decor

This video explains why succulents are the perfect choice for DIY weddings, both for favors and decor. It also shows how we organize the Wedding Succulents category on our website.

How Winter Cold Affects Your Succulents
How Winter Cold Affects Your Succulents

In this video, we show how your succulents will be affected by the winter cold. Effects range from little change, to color change, to partial or total loss of leaves and stems. Succulents covered include Hardy Sedum, Orostachys, Hens and Chicks, and Echeveria.

Getting Started

How We Pack and Ship Succulents
How We Pack and Ship Succulents

See how Mountain Crest packs and ships our succulents so they can be safely delivered year-round. Whether it's freezing, humid, hot or dry we do our best to keep our plants cozy so they arrive undamaged. We also have a 14-day quality guarantee.

Receiving Your Online Succulent Order - First Steps
Receiving Your Online Succulent Order - First Steps

This video shows you what to do after receiving your succulents from Mountain Crest Gardens. It follows the printed First Steps guide included with every order.

Pots for Succulents - How to Choose a Size
Pots for Succulents - How to Choose a Size

This video will show you how to choose the best pot size to use with succulents from Mountain Crest Gardens. It features our clay and plastic terracotta round pots but is applicable to all our other pots as well.

Unboxing MCG Succulents (Guest Videos)

Succulent Unboxing! // Garden Answer
Succulent Unboxing! // Garden Answer

Laura from Garden Answer unboxes a variety of our succulents.

Unboxing Succulents from Mountain Crest Gardens // Garden Answer
Unboxing Succulents from Mountain Crest Gardens // Garden Answer

Laura from Garden Answer unboxes our Ultimate Succulent Sampler.

Ultimate Succulent Club Unboxing from Mountain Crest Gardens
Ultimate Succulent Club Unboxing from Mountain Crest Gardens

Cassidy from Succulents & Sunshine unboxes our Ultimate Succulent Club™.

Epiphytes Unboxing and Potting
Epiphytes Unboxing and Potting

Carmen Whitehead unboxes and plants some of our exotic succulent cuttings.

Unboxing Fragile Succulents
Unboxing Fragile Succulents

Debra Lee Baldwin unboxes some of our trickier succulents to ship.

Reviews (Customer Videos)

"I love cacti and succulents!" - Testimonial
"I love cacti and succulents!" - Testimonial

Beautiful sedum ground cover and cacti shipped from California and arrived in Indianapolis today. "Already considering my next purchase!" - Karen (Indianapolis, IN)

"Small investment, Great gain!!"- Testimonial
"Small investment, Great gain!!"- Testimonial

"I have been impressed with every department at MCG. They make everything easy and deliver a great product!" - Melissa

"Happy Little Succulents" - Testimonial
"Happy Little Succulents" - Testimonial

Dawn shows what her Mountain Crest Gardens succulents looked like when they were delivered. She's all ready to re-pot them and give them to neighbors as Christmas gifts!

"Plants Look Wonderful!" - Testimonial
"Plants Look Wonderful!" - Testimonial

"I am continually amazed and how intact all the succulents are when they arrive on my front porch. This shipment was 2 boxes taped together and I found them lying on their side with the arrows pointing up. Upon opening the boxes and removing the packing material, all the succulents were still neatly tucked inside their individual containers. Thank you once again for your fast service and attention to detail in the packing." - Barbara (Chico, CA)

"My 20 Newest Mountain Crest Cactus!" - Testimonial
"My 20 Newest Mountain Crest Cactus!" - Testimonial

"Ordering from Mountain Crest is a pleasure. And, each time I have ordered, the items have arrived on time and in great condition. I love the fact that each cactus is individually identified with a sticker. Keep up the good work. I'll keep watching to add more varieties." - Customer (Dallas, TX)

"Winter Special Tray Unboxing" - Testimonial
"Winter Special Tray Unboxing" - Testimonial

"Great quality succulents and selection, perfect packaging and customer service. I keep coming back for more :)" - Selma (customer testimonial)

Hollybug Hobby Farm - Unboxing
Hollybug Hobby Farm - Unboxing

Hollybug Hobby Farm says simply, "Awesome".

"Nice Plump Plants" - Testimonial
"Nice Plump Plants" - Testimonial

"Since this was my first order ever ordering live plants online I wasn't sure what to expect. My order was shipped halfway across the country and the plants arrived with was looked like only minor jostling. I ordered 10 plants, and with the sun their color is returning and they are plumping right up as advertised. I will definitely order again." - Michelanne

"I won't order from anyone else" - Testimonial
"I won't order from anyone else" - Testimonial

"My customers have an interest in pastel succulents! And me as well! I've tried several other online companies and the plants came mangled and a lot of damage... I live in Alaska so I have to order online! I've ordered several times now from mountain crest and my plants are always in perfect condition!! --Jennifer

"Excited for these Plants!" - Testimonial
"Excited for these Plants!" - Testimonial

"The process of ordering online was great! My package arrived in a timely manner. For the most part, all the plants look good. However I am keeping an eye on the zebra aloe plant, it's looking a little rough." - Heather

"So many indoor succulents"- Testimonial
"So many indoor succulents"- Testimonial

"Fast shopping! On-time always. They are beautiful. Have all kind of choice ." - Nancy

Customer Review by Saybin C.
Customer Review by Saybin C.

"They have excellent customer service " - Saybin

Customer Review by Lorenzo A.
Customer Review by Lorenzo A.

"Loved the speediness of the delivery, the website was easy to maneuver, and the customer service was amazing!" - Lorenzo