Dave, the owner of Leucadia Succulents, joined the horticultural marketplace 45 years ago. Although he started out selling cut flowers, he gradually shifted his focus to succulents and landscape plants.
Today, he populates his greenhouse with succulents such as the Echeveria ?Ruffle Leaf,? which grows in rosettes and blooms salmon-red flowers, as well as the Mirror Plant ?Marble Queen,? which has glossy leaves that shimmer in orange, red, green, and gold. With one of the largest succulent collections in Diego County, Leucadia Succulents also stocks the purple-streaked Echeveria nodulosa and the flowering Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. While the average plant costs around $10, the succulents range from $2 to $25.
In addition to helping customers navigate this plant emporium, Dave offers expert tips on plant care. He can lend insight on how often to water a succulent or how to discipline a houseplant that leaves messes all over the house when you go to work.