Graduate students sell Valentine’s Day succulents



NIU Biological Graduate Student Association will sell succulents for  Valentine’s Day until Feb. 11 to establish travel and research grants. 

By Elisa Reamer, News Editor

DeKalb – NIU Biological Graduate Student Association (BGSA) will be selling succulents for Valentine’s Day until Feb. 11 to support graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences looking to establish travel and research grants. 

“[Succulents] make great, unique gifts that are much less expensive than a traditional bouquet of flowers,” BGSA President Christy Wails said. “Plus, the succulents will keep on living beyond a week and aren’t too difficult to care for. All proceeds will go directly to supporting grad students.”

There are non-toxic succulents available that are safe near animals and small children. The cacti in this section will not be prickly to the touch. The succulents considered toxic may cause reactions to animals and children.

The BGSA Valentine’s Succulent Sale will follow all CDC guidelines. Wails said the BGSA offers no-contact pickup. After receiving payment, the organization will schedule a 10-minute pickup window during the week of Feb. 8 at Montgomery Hall. Customers will receive a detailed email with instructions for picking up their succulents.

The succulents start at $4. Payments will be made via PayPal. Succulents can be purchased through the NIU BGSA website.