How it all began
For my 16th Birthday one of my presents was a package of mixed Cacti & Succulents seeds. I was fascinated by all the different forms and colors of the young seedlings. Soon I was reading every book I could get on Cacti & Succulents. I started buying more seeds from beautiful, nice and even rare species. This was so interesting, cool and thrilling. These small things in life made me very happy.
My interest in growing plants got stronger. I studied Plant Biology in Groningen (The Netherlands). My focus in this period was the cultivation and propagation of more difficult species of Cacti and Succulents. I did many experiments with different types of soil mixtures, temperatures and water regimes. I started sharing and discussing my cultivation and propagation results with other enthusiasts online.
Cacti & Succulents online
People got interested in my plants, seeds and cuttings. Slowely an online shop emerged. Now, 25 years later, Chantal and I (Allard) are running Sunnyplants.com. Growing and sharing Succulents make us feel sunny every day.