Fickle Prickles is a Perth based cacti and succulent online store that began its journey in early 2009. It was developed through a passion and admiration of all cacti and succulents. What began as a part time hobby grew to an out of control addiction, and from there a business was born.
We are a family owned business, with a distinct aim to spread our enthusiasm (and addiction) for these unusually gorgeous plants. We wish to inspire creativity and to generate ideas for how to incorporate cacti and succulents in home décor and outdoor living.
With decades of horticultural experience, we take pride in producing healthy plants that are grown to suit Western Australian conditions. We use the latest hygienic growing techniques to ensure our stock is pest and disease free and of the best quality.
All of our plants are locally grown here in Perth, WA and are suited to Western Australian conditions. All plants are fully established in their pots before becoming available for sale.
Fickle Prickles is purely an online store. At this time we do not have a retail outlet and unfortunately, our production nursery in the hills is not open to the public.
We also produce succulents for Western Australian retail nurseries, florists and landscape designers under the brand name of SucculentART. You can visit succulentart.com.au for project ideas, tutorials and succulent care information, as well as a list of where you can buy SucculentART products.
In 2015 and 2016 we attended the Perth Garden Festival in Victoria Park. PGF2017 will be on at the end of April this year. Not long now!
We just love being able to see and speak with you all in person. It is something we don't often get to do running an online store. Plus we get the opportunity to get our creative juices flowing and produce some succulent art displays that hopefully inspired collectors old and new.
In 2016 our theme was ‘under the sea’. From turtles and jellyfish, to shipwrecked furniture and pirate treasure, we had an absolute ball designing and creating our display:
We cannot wait for Perth Garden Festival 2017! Plans are well and truly underway for our display. What will the theme be? You will just have to wait and see! For more information on our upcoming exhibit at the 2017 Perth Garden Festival, Click here.
Kaye has been a qualified horticulturist for over 23 years and loves being able to apply her years of horticultural nursery experience into cultivating and growing succulents for Fickle Prickles.
"I saw that in Western Australia there was a real lack of diversity in regards to professionally grown succulents. As I was working full time in 2009, an online store seemed like the perfect way to share my admiration, and supply rare and unusual succulent species to collectors in WA."
She truly loves getting her hands dirty, and gets a real kick out of the 'hands on' side of the business.
Danni, Kaye's daughter, has over 10 years experience in the retail industry and is a qualified website developer. She has enjoyed developing Fickle Prickles with Kaye from the very start.
"To begin with, I had little to no horticultural experience. I always referred to a succulent as 'the green thing with the yellow doo hickeys'. But what knowledge I lacked, Kaye made up for, and vice versa. We really do make a great team."
What she really loves about working at Fickle Prickles is the integration of technology into what has been, up until now, a rather traditional practice.
"It is great to see that we have spread the addiction to younger audiences, and that would just have not been possible without the help of the internet and social media platforms."