A little about us — who we are, what we do, and how it all started!
Who we are + what we do
We're Kim and Rick Louie, the wife/husband duo founders of The Cactique. We ship our monthly cactus and succulent subscription box to new and established plant parents all over the U.S. Each box includes the already-potted cactus/succulent arrangement of the month (usually two plants) plus an extra item, something for yourself.
If you want to get your hands dirty, we've got the makings for you to create your own cactus and succulent arrangements in the boutique! You can even purchase our past extra items as well as some select previous boxes. Have a look at our boutique.
We've been shipping since August 2020 and are a licensed nursery located in San Jacinto, California. We love supporting women-owned businesses to find quality pottery and for the extra little goodies that we include in each month's box.
How it all started
We created The Cactique Cactus & Succulent Boutique and The Boutique Box monthly subscription box to spread the joy of raising such beautiful low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants. It was hard for us not to be charmed by their beauty, character, and resilience. We wanted to collect all the different species and genera of cacti and succulents. And we did!
But our joy didn't stop at collecting plants. We also enjoyed choosing pottery to pair with our rainbow of succulents and cactus flowers. We enjoyed pairing plants together and experimenting with pebbles and moss to top off our creations. Adding miniature fairy garden pieces to the arrangements brought even more smiles to our faces! We knew there had to be others like us who wanted to build their plant collection. And maybe they didn't live in SoCal or didn't want to pot arrangements themselves or maybe they just wanted to send a finished arrangement as a gift.
That's why we created The Cactique — to share the joy of cacti and succulents and to help you build your cactus and succulent collection easily with a monthly subscription!