Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!
Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!
Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!
Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!
Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!
Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!
Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!
Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!
Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!
Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!
Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!
Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!
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Succulent Gift Box with Purple Cactus - 3 Prickly Pear Pads + Fun Extras!

$34.19 Sale price $37.32
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This Mother's Day or her birthday let Mom know she's loved. You will knock her socks off when she opens this beautiful succulent gift box! 3 prickly pear pads, planting directions, soft silicone tongs, and a cute cactus-themed mechanical pencil. All she needs to grow her own cactus garden! Santa Rita Prickly Pear is a striking purple cactus with light lemon flowers. The purple color is a seasonal color change please read more below.

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YOU WILL RECEIVE:
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🌵 3 cactus pads (Not whole plant shown - these are succulent cuttings / plant cuttings) - USE DROP DOWN MENU TO ORDER MORE SETS or see my store to order individual pads.

🌵 Planting instructions.

🌵 Cute cactus mechanical pencil

🌵 1 Small silicone coated cactus tong (~7" long) for handling your cactus pads
- Are you a cactus lover but hate getting spines in your hands? The handle is slick metal so spines don't stick where you place your hands on the tongs. I'd still personally wear gloves but with tongs you will definitely get less pokes from your cactus :)


- These soft mini tongs are perfect for getting a good grip on your cactus cuttings without damaging your cuttings. These tongs are great when you need to handle and plant cactus cuttings or small cactus! You can even use them with soft succulents. The silicone coating helps to prevent damage to your cactus. The soft silicone helps you avoid adding punctures or scrapes to your plants. Such scrapes or punctures could introduce disease inside your plant.


🌵 Seller will select the color of the tongs & flower color of the mechanical pencil based on what I have in stock
🌵 Cactus pads vary in color depending on the season. They can range from a bluish-green to bright purple depending on how hot/cold it is here and when our last ran was.
🌵 I find that the more mature/older cactus pads root the easiest. Since older cactus pads have been alive the longest it is possible for cactus pads to have slight damage from bird pecks or a tree branch rubbing on them etc. These are still healthy pads and will grow new pads that are unblemished. Cactus pads are living organisms and as such they will vary from each other in size, color... Even my Premium Select pads may show these cosmetic blemishes because they are live, growing organisms.
🌵 Potted pictured is example submitted by a buyer. No pot included.


“The purple prickly pear is noted for the waxy "bluish" gray stem color and the purple colorings along the edges of the stems.” Purple coloring comes and goes with the seasons and is a brighter purple when the plant is stressed by heat and drought.
This will give you your own CACTUS GARDEN to amaze your friends with these strange and unique plants. They are HARDY, they FLOWER (different flower colors for different species), you can EAT THEM (jellies, beverages...), WILDLIFE love them, they are EASY TO CARE FOR and this species turns a beautiful PURPLE when they are stressed (during hot weather, during droughts)!
* Be sure to click through all the great pictures!*


* Common Name: Santa Rita Prickly Pear, Purple prickly pear
* From: southern Arizona, southern New Mexico, southwestern Texas, and in northern Sonora, Mexico
* Care: very tolerant of the heat and dry conditions. “This plant is well suited for a place in your sunny garden.”
* Size of plant: “can be at least 5 to 6 feet wide and over 5 feet in height”
* Flowers: “flower color is a light lemon yellow and usually opens in the month of May”
* Cold Hardy - when plant is fully mature and grown in zones 8-11

* For pictures of plant and or flowers please copy these links into your browser:
Where in the country can this cactus survive* SEE THIS WEBSITE: http://tucsoncactus.org/cgi-bin/db/dbman/db.cgi?db=default&uid=default&Species=santa-rita&view_records=View+Records


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Options for Live Plant Cuttings:
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🌵 Traditional Cutting:
Will vary in size, pad shape, vary in color (color is a seasonal change), and will vary in pad thickness ect... (Please see example photo showing ranges of shape, color & size)
- These succulent cuttings are VERY popular in my shop and grow well for most buyers.

🌵 Premium Select Cutting:
- These are my very BEST cuttings.
- Limited availability!
- Rated as Premium Select due to one of several criteria. They are either exceptionally colorful (color is a seasonal change) or exceptional large for this species.
(Please see example photo showing ranges of shape, color & size)



*** I ship a large number of orders while also trying to give my kiddos enough attention. So I won't be able to send you specific photos of Traditional or Premium Select cuttings. I won't be able to customize your order based on a specific color/size or shape of pads you need. But I will select very nice cuttings for you! And as you see from my stellar shop reviews and the pictures posted by buyers I have VERY nice cuttings! Please keep in mind that nature makes these cactus pads, not me. So each pad will vary a bit in size, shape, color ect. Pads may not be perfectly "round" in shape if that's not what mother nature decided to grow that day. ***


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**PLEASE READ:**
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I have a Department of Agriculture License to sell and ship plants. Be sure when you buy plants online that you buy from someone who has invested the many hundreds of dollars it takes each year to get this license and the Department of Agriculture inspections that go with the license. These inspections prevent the spread of diseases and insects. Plus the license let’s you know you are NOT supporting a cactus thief that illegally took cactus from the wild. All my cactus are grown here in Tucson AZ and NOT stolen from the wild.


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SHIPPING:
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🌵🌵 EACH SET OF 3 PADS SHIP IN THEIR OWN FLAT RATE BOX. IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO COMBINE SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE CACTUS PAD ORDERS PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE ORDERING FOR A CUSTOM ORDER LINK. BE SURE TO TELL ME WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE AND I'LL MAKE YOU YOUR OWN LISTING. 🌵🌵


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🌵🌵 WANT TO SEE MORE AMAZING CACTUS ITEMS? 🌵🌵
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* SEVEN species of prickly pear grown here on my land in Arizona! I cut them to order and send them to you pronto.


Very easy to care for. Just plant in dry soil (outside or in a container) in full or partial sun, and water only after the roots have come out in a few weeks. Some water once in a while is about all they require. Almost the only way to kill cactus is to never ever water it, water it all the time or freeze it completely.

If you live in a cold area of the country I would suggest planting 1 pad per pot and keeping them on the porch or inside by a window until the weather warms up again. Plant in any type of soil as long as you let the soil dry out completely before you water it again.

These species all grow at my house outside and we get a light dusting of snow. They just won't tolerate the cold until they are a bit bigger.

If you have turtles, tortoises, iguanas, bearded dragons... they will love to eat cactus pads. Especially when the pads are just starting to grow and the new pads are soft and green. You can make yourself jellies and prickly pear lemonade from the cactus fruit!


USE CAUTION WHEN HANDLING AND WEAR LEATHER GLOVES OR USE KITCHEN TONGS TO AVOID GLOCHIDS (HAIRLIKE SPINES).


Please purchase a heat pack from me if you are shipping in extremely cold weather. You can also have your packages held for pickup at the local post office to keep them off your hot/cold doorstep.

* I ship with FAST USPS Priority Mail.
Contact me if you need a rush order. Otherwise I will ship in 3-5 days since I personally hand make each and every order.
Unless you request otherwise, I will ship all orders containing plants Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so they don't end up sitting in a post office or postal truck over the weekend.


There is so much more! Please visit my shop for Unique Wine Gifts + Alcohol Themed Gifts + Live Cactus Plants + Succulent Arrangements & MORE! 

When Will My Order Ship?

Most items ship in 3-5 business days.  You are ordering handcrafted items that I make one at a time.  This timing allows me to handcraft, clean and package each item in your order.  Sometimes I can ship sooner if I can get my little ones to bed early :)

* Contact me if you need to pay a little more for a rush order.

 

What Happens Next?

1) You place your order online.

2) I print your order details and your postage label. 

3) I cut, sand, clean and package your order.

4) I send you an email with your estimated ship date and your tracking number. 

5) The shipping company picks up and scans your package.  Now the tracking number will show movement and your estimated delivery date. 

6) Your package arrives. Hip hip hooray!  

7) If you love your handcrafted items as much as I think you will please:

  • Leave me a review.
  • Send me pictures showing me how you are enjoying my handmade items.
  • And please share my little shop on social media.  Your friends will appreciate the unique gift ideas. 

 

Transit Time:

Most orders ship with UPS Ground, FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery.  This is because shipping glass requires large, heavy boxes and these carriers give the best rates for large, heavy shipments. 

 

UPS Ground Delivery Times: ~ 1 to 5 business days depending on carrier delays and how far you are from Arizona.

FedEx Ground Delivery Times: ~ 1 to 5 business days depending on carrier delays and how far you are from Arizona.

FedEx Home Delivery: ~ 1 to 7 business days depending on carrier delays and how far you are from Arizona.

 

Need your order faster?

If you want to upgrade to USPS Priority Mail to get your gifts faster please see the steps below. 

For a rush order please email me a screen shot of the items in your chart + your shipping zip code.  It will take me 24 - 48 hours to type up and email you a order link with a paid upgrade to USPS Priority Mail.  After you order it takes 1-3 days to sand, cut, clean and package your order.  After your order is made it takes USPS Priority Mail 3-4 days on average to deliver your order.

 

* ALL shipping carriers are experiencing holiday and Covid delays.  Once I ship on time delivery is solely up to the shipping carrier.  

 

For small orders of 1-2 items the cost of USPS Priority Mail will be only slightly higher than the cost of Ground shipping.  But if you are ordering 3+ items USPS Priority Mail will be MUCH more expensive than Ground shipping.  But USPS Priority Mail may arrive faster? 

 

 

shipping FAQs

Do you have a question about shipping charges?

For large orders you can contact me if you feel the shipping is not  I being combined correctly. Please leave the items in your cart so I can see your shipping address and the weight and size of items in your cart.

Be sure to checkout with all your items in the same cart.  If you check out multiple times with 1 item in each checkout you may be charged for multiple shipments instead of a combined shipment. 

For international orders USPS and others do charge quite a bit to ship internationally.  Also you may be responsible for a tariff charged to you by your country.  Sorry I have no way to know if they will charge an import fee / tariff or how much you will be charged.

I really don't make any money on shipping. 

I wish I could offer free shipping on every order but this is a mom and pop shop.  Small businesses don't have the buying power that a big chain store has to get special prices on postage.  

Thank you for understanding! 

 

 

 Frequently Asked Questions:

 

How can I get coupons?

You can get DISCOUNT CODES, notice of SALES and GIVEAWAYS by signing up for my newsletter 

 

Check out my blog for great DIY tips!

I have a great blog where you can get DIY tips and see pictures from buyers enjoying their bottles. Check out the blog here

 

Are there how to videos?

YES  I have a few how to videos.  Please excuse the less than professional video quality.  A high school class needed real world experience and volunteered to make the videos for me. 

 

I want a bottle I don’t see in your shop:

* Do you have a favorite alcohol bottle? Contact me to see if I have your favorite bottle in stock. My husband complains that my bottle collection takes up too much room! I have lots of bottles that don’t get listed because I only have 1 of them or because my little ones keep me too busy to put all my items online.

* Do you have a special bottle that is just sitting around taking up space? You can mail me your favorite bottle and I would be happy to make it into the perfect gift by turning your favorite bottle into a soap dispenser, succulent planter, vase, candle holder, serving dish, snack bowl, candy dish, ash tray, pendant light shade or something you saw on Pinterest …. Just email me for details! I’m happy to do custom orders!

 

About my bottles:

* Remember to ZOOM IN on my pictures, look at the edges and see what a difference professional machining makes!

* I also apply a surface protectant to the bottle itself that repels fingerprints, hard water minerals... Giving the bottle a brighter appearance and making fingerprints easy to wipe away.

* My bottles come from friends, country clubs and restaurants. I take pride in what I make and only ship bottles I would use as gifts. We are giving new life to a used bottle that otherwise would have spent nearly 1 million years in a landfill! True! If the quality of the label or the color of the foil on the bottle neck (when included) is important please let me know and I will do my best to find a bottle that is just right for you.

 

Can I pick my bottle?

* You can pick some aspects:


- Use the drop down menu to select if you want a drainage slit in your bottle. Plants will do better if you add a drainage hole.


- (For Wine Bottles) label on or label off? Please use drop down menu to select label on or off.


- Wine bottles come in various shades of brown, green, clear... I will select a beautiful colored bottle for you. Wine bottles maybe red wine bottle, white wine bottle or a champagne bottle in shape (based on availability).  Or if you would like to select you wine bottle you check out using these special listings: 


* Bottle colors/bottle shapes are subject to availability and there may be an extra charge for special requests such as a particular brand, bottle shape & glass color.  I have to charge a fee for such requests because it can take me a very long time to unpack all my bottles to find one that meets all of your specifications.  

 

Custom and personalized orders

* For a custom order just email me with what you need. I’ll type it up as a custom order that you can purchase just like a normal listing.


* Do you have a favorite bottle or are you looking to give a mind blowing gift? I can use one of my bottles (or you can mail me your bottle) to make them the perfect gift. Perhaps turn a favorite bottle or brand of alcohol into a soap dispenser, succulent planter, vase, candle holder, serving dish, snack bowl, candy dish, ash tray, pendant light shade or something you saw on Pinterest …. Just email me for details! I’m happy to do custom orders.


* Want to buy wholesale? The more you buy the bigger the discount.  Email me with how many you need, when you need them and your shipping zip code.

 

How do I order a custom order or get a discount buying wholesale?

* For a custom order please email me with your needs. I’ll type it up as a custom order that you can purchase just like a normal listing.

* Do you have a favorite bottle or are you looking to give a mind blowing gift? I can use one of my bottles (or you can mail me your bottle) to make them the perfect gift. Perhaps turn a favorite bottle or brand of alcohol into a soap dispenser, succulent planter, vase, candle holder, serving dish, snack bowl, candy dish, ash tray, pendant light shade or something you saw on Pinterest …. Just email me for details! I’m happy to do custom orders.

* Want to buy wholesale? The more you buy the bigger the discount. Email me with how many you need, when you need them and your shipping zip code. 

 

How do you cut the bottles?

* I cut your bottle using professional lapidary equipment. Some of which I inherited from my beloved late grandpa Pop pop. As a teenage he started teaching me. Now I'm grown with children of my own. I'm using what he taught me to make a living while I take a break from teaching to be with my little ones. His professional equipment and and my attention to detail is why my bottles have such beautiful, safe edges.

PLEASE ZOOM IN on the photos and see how beautiful the edges are on my professionally cut bottles! I take pride in my work and this is a gift you will be proud to send.

FYI this glass was not originally intentioned for it's new purpose in life so PLEASE HAND WASH AND DO NOT PUT IN THE DISHWASHER. Enjoy!

Have questions?  Want a custom order would you like to place a large order?  Please click here to email me

Please allow 24 -36 hours for a response due to a heavy volume of emails coming in.  Also this is a mom and pop shop and we may need to get the kiddos to bed before we can return your message.  

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