About Us

Visit us in Historic Cocoa Village!  105 B Brevard Ave (across from Truist Bank)

Shop Hours: 

Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun 11-4, Monday closed

If you're a plant lover like me, you're always looking to add a little something special to your collection! We source high quality, not-so-common plants that are low maintenance and beautiful! No high drama plants here! I have a brownish thumb and don't want fussy plants - so if you can relate, you've come to the right place!

Hi! I'm Leslie! I wasn't always into plants because I used to be afraid of killing them. But after realizing I could actually be successful at growing and propagating the chubby little plants we call succulents, I fell in love with ALL THE PLANTS!

That's when I started learning more and more about them, collecting different varieties that suited my "lazy plant parent" personality. At first it was strictly succulents. In late 2016 I saw a gorgeous succulent wreath online and thought "I have got to make one of those!". After I made my first one, I was hooked and The Seaside Succulent was born! I grew my succulent workshop business while teaching at Satellite High School full time - I know, I'm a little bit crazy LOL! When my mom passed away in October 2018, I was thrown into a full-on mid-life crisis. It was then I have the realization that life can be short and I wanted to spend my limited time on Earth doing what I loved!

So in May 2019 I decided I was ready to take my little side gig and do it full time! And I'll tell you...while I did love my students...playing with plants is so much more fun (and a lot less stressful) than teaching high school!

Fast-forward to 2020...I'm teaching workshops all over Florida (and sometimes beyond) crafting new and interesting projects with succulents and having so much fun. I was even getting into other low maintenance plants beyond succulents and actually kept them alive! Turns out you just have to pick the right plants that will thrive with YOUR plant personality!

Then 'Rona joined the party, all workshops were cancelled, and I decided I had better get my business online! Now we're focused on supplying easy care plants that will bring you JOY! And wow...so many people became obsessed with plants during COVID! I think it's because of how they make us feel. I think it's safe to say we've all felt stress in one way or another and plants can ground us, give us something positive to focus on, and just bring us a sense of well-being...something I expect we can all use a little more of!

Our shop grew in 2021 to include my husband, Tanner, working by my side full time to bring you even more planty goodness, and in March 2022 we opened our storefront!

We invite you take a look around & let us know if you’re searching for something in particular. In the meantime, we'll keep bringing you interesting, out of the ordinary plants that are harder-to-kill which we hope brings more joy to your life!

Thanks so much for supporting our small, family-run business! We wouldn't be here without YOU!

Leslie, Tanner & Hazel (aka the Shop Dog)