Community & Business

4 May, 2023

Youngster grows his green thumb

A YOUNG boy with a love for plants has recently gone viral online for his small business where he makes succulent “creations”.

Youngster grows his green thumb - feature photo

Caiden Hargreaves, who is eight years old, started his business Caiden’s Plants around 12 months ago, decorating logs and pots with different varieties of succulents and selling them to his family and friends.

He says he enjoys his business and hopes he will soon be able to use his prof-its for a very important purchase.

“They are fun, and I like making money – I'm saving up for a trailer and a kid’s buggy,” he said.

“My grandmother taught me how to grow succulents, then my mum’s friend Lyn gave me some hollow logs from Gilberton Station, she thought would be cool for me to use for my plants.

“My favourite one is always the next idea in my head when I see a hollow log.”

Caiden’s mum Bree said he had his first ever stall at the Mother’s Day markets recently and it was a huge hit with patrons.

To support Caiden’s business, follow his Facebook group “Caiden’s Plants”.


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