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Succulents on Maui at 3rd Day Nursery

On the slopes of Haleakala, Maui’s largest volcano, succulents grow wild on lava rocks at the 3rd Day Nursery. These particular plants are part of the eccentric landscape of the farm located in Kula, Maui. The succulent plants for sale are either potted or in colorful arrangments created by the welcoming crew at the nursery.


Oh, how I love this presentation of succulents I harvested from the lava rocks at 3rd Day Nursery in Kula, Maui. Owner Derek Quale generously donated these plants for a fundraiser for Trucker Dukes. I was able to create several arrangments that were sold to raise money for Trucker, a three-year-old from Maui battling neuroblastoma.


Here are some of these succulents arranged in a lovely book planter. I’m so happy how this turned out and hope to make more now that the boys are back in school.

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I met Derek a couple of years ago when I first fell in love with the forgiving plants. Jon and I spent the afternoon working on his farm in exchange for succulents thanks to a “help wanted” Craigslist ad and Jon’s willingness to do manual labor. Derek has since developed a stunning nursery with more than 20,000 plants growing Upcountry Maui. Each Saturday and Sunday 3rd Day Nursery, named after the day God created the land and the plants, is open to the public from 9 am – 4 pm.

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When driving on Kula Highway, turn towards the ocean onto Lower Kula Road. You’ll often see hula hoopers standing next to this wooden sign to get driver’s attention. You can also find directions on Google Maps. The nursery offers neat rows of potted succulents but my favorite part of the nursery is the charming arrangments Derek and his crew have created with the plants.


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Succulents aren’t the only type of plants for sale at 3rd Day Nursery. There are also tropical plants, ground covers, ti plants, bromeliads and banana trees.

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Recently, Kieran and Ronan joined me for a visit to 3rd Day Nursery where Derek gave them an impromptu propagation lesson with an aloe plant. We went home with some succulents and bananas. 3rd-Day-Nursery-Pixiebug-Adventures-2-Storyboard

I love this place! If you are on Maui, make sure you stop by to see the beautiful nursery and the stunning views of the island. Also, if you mention that you learned about 3rd Day Nursery from Pixiebug Adventures, first-time customers receive 20% off all purchases!



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