Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
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.