My Story

Terra Velta is an Ottawa based business which is owned and operated by me! Velta, a self proclaimed crazy plant lady who used to think that taking care of plants was too hard and complicated. Then something strange happened;

I bought a succulent and this plant changed my life.


Succulents are a group of plants that store water in their leaves. Some examples are Aloe Vera, Jade, and cacti where the leaves and plants tend to be thick and fleshy. While they do need water to survive, they can endure extended periods of drought, relying on the stored water and nutrients in their fleshy leaves and bodies. Making them a GREAT plant for people who regularly forget about plants…

They also propagate like MAD! If you remove a leaf from most succulents, you can grow a whole new plant. It’s like cloning, and this is how I got hooked. I started to purchase more succulents and propagate them.


After a couple of years of growing more and more plants, I was at a critical mass. Too many plants, not enough room. This is where the idea of Terra Velta came from! I could grow plants, and help people find the right plant for the right spot. The only piece of the puzzle that was left to figure out is what would I plant them in. Most plant containers you find are mass produced out of country and have a huge tax on our environment.

Since I’m also an environmentalist I knew that there had to be a different way to package up my plants. I believe that we need to all walk a little lighter on this earth, and because of this I didn’t want to be buying containers from out of country. I so I put them into vintage and upcycled containers.




There you have it!

This was the birth of Terra Velta, your local Ottawa succulent and neat plant grower! Always looking for new ways to grow, pot, and distribute locally grown  plants.