Growing up with moms who loved gardening, my friend Carrie and I were destined to become plant ladies; and plant ladies we’ve become! I mean, we fangirl over plants. So we certainly saw taking a trip out to Florida Cactus as a worthy cause to brave the heat and (worse yet) humidity of summer.
Florida Cactus is an incredible plant nursery out in Apopka, Florida, which is about 30 minutes away from Orlando. They’ve got around 8-9 large greenhouses filled to the brim with every variety and size of succulent and cacti you can think of.
It’s stunning how vast their collection of plants were.
The greenhouses, filled with all the beautiful plants lined up from wall to wall makes your jaw drop!
Prices are based off of the size rather than the plant, starting at $1.75 for a 2″ plant. Plants were available in sizes from 2 inches small all the way up to 5 and 6 feet tall cacti!
Keeping plants alive and well is not really my forte, but these buddies are used to not getting much water.
That gives me hope!
Carrie was telling me today, studies have shown that people are more energized and productive when they are surrounded by plants. It may not be true for everyone, but it certainly is for me. Somehow I just feel happier and fuller when I’ve got plants and flowers filling my home.
For those of you who live in the area and are looking for affordable places to help fill your home with life, Florida Cactus is the perfect option! Everyone there is extremely kind and helpful.
If Florida Cactus is a little out of the way, you could also try Apenberry’s, which is a charming nursery in Winter Park.
We had a delightful time wandering the greenhouses, catching up with each other, and slowly filling up our baskets with new blooms to take home.
I recently read a quote by Jean De La Fontaine.
“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.”
This couldn’t be truer, and my friendship with Carrie is something I hold close to my heart.
It sure has been through the ringer over the years as we’ve grown up, moved away, and then moved back. But I’m abundantly thankful that God has protected and held it together. I’m looking forward to more adventures, authentic conversations, and of course, plants in our future!