About Succulent Native

Our Story

 

Owner, Shannon Donaldson always knew that she wanted to do something uncommon with her career. With a degree in sculpture from Stephen F. Austin State University and a background in flower arrangement in the wedding planning industry, Shannon garnered a trained eye for making appealing arrangements.

 

In 2012, the cart we’ve all come to know and love, Flowers on the Fly blossomed and from there she locked down 3 locations to operate 4 days a week from 12 to 4. Thursday's on UT campus at the SW corner of 24th and Guadalupe, Friday's at the SE corner of 6th and Congress, and on Saturday's and Sunday's on South Congress in front of the famous Guero’s Taco Bar. 

 

In 2016 we opened our first brick and mortar shop down town, but now have moved. 

In March 2019 We moved to a bigger brighter space! So come see us here at 5501 N. Lamar. You’ll always be sure to find a new succy friend to add to your home, office or a little gift for a friend.

5501N. Lamar Blvd. #101A

Tues. - Sat. 11-7PM  |  Sun. 11-5PM

Free Parking Available 

Happy Customer Reviews

I worked downtown Austin for a few years doing design work and my lunch break was my “get away” time to explore the city and wander around for an hour. I ran into Shannon one day while wandering and I instantly fell in love with her variety of succulents that I bought 2. Then came back and bought another the following day, then I brought my coworkers and it became a tradition to find the “Succulent Lady” and buy more succulents to fill up our work desks. For me, caring for plants it worse than caring for a herd of wild meerkats, at least I can keep a meerkat alive…unlike a plant. She taught me how much to water each type of succulent and if for some reason my plant was ruined, she replaced it. I can’t say enough good things about Succulent Native and her products other than…. I WANT MORE!

- Renee, Wander Y'all

I had a great experience at Succulent Native.

You can go here to buy a pre-made succulent arrangement, or you can make your own little arrangement by choosing a container and plant(s). 

My favorite thing about coming here was that I came to pick up a pre-ordered gift, and I left with a full heart because the woman who owns this shop loves what she does! We talked about all her plants and her story for about an hour. She wants everyone to be able to purchase something so she makes her arrangements and containers affordable. And she makes gorgeous stuff!

 

                                                                                                                                                                   - Katie L.

I met Shannon out with the little succulent cart. She was very sweet and provided excellent customer service. Her little plants are so cute and pretty. I would highly recommend that you visit either her flower cart or her shop for lovely affordable gifts for your friends and loved ones. Thank you so much for starting me on my own mini garden and I can't wait to add more plants to it.

 

                                                                                                                                                                   - Hannah F.