‘Being laid off during lockdown helped me kick-start my dream business – a nursery’

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Mpumelelo Nzama with her succulents plant
Mpumelelo Nzama with her succulents plant
Mpumelelo Nzama /supplied

While lockdown may have not been ideal for many of us who have had to stay put with not much to do, Mpumelelo Nzama saw an opportunity to start something that would change her life.

The 30-year-old who lives in a farm in Westonaria says her love for plants started at home where she enjoyed being one with nature.

While in lockdown in her home, Mpumelelo started a garden and she bought a very peculiar plant called a succulent flower which is a plant built like a flower and comes in an ombre colour of green and shades of purple. Through her love for nature, she saw an opportunity to sell these rare plants to lovers of nature like herself.

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