Good places to get Cactus

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by Peterthecactusguy » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:04 am

http://www.oldwestcactusfarm.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I rarely plug any places, but I noticed this. Last time I went was after we had a vicious cold spell. The cacti were cheap, I was dirt poor when I went. Maybe I will stop buy again. Apparently they take orders VIA phone as well, for all of the US. Sorry people who don't live here.. darn laws! :(
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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by Ohioman » Wed May 29, 2013 3:47 am

I've had some good buys from Ebay stores and some not so good. You pays your money and you takes your chance. If he treats you right save the seller. If he treats you bad, dump him and never go back. In any case, quarantine your plants when they arrive from a new seller, because that is a good way to to get a good case of mealybug, scale, or white flies.

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by coldcactusmontreal » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:36 pm

Rob check out Cactus Fleuri in Quebec but I don't think they do orders. But maybe you're close enough. I want to go but I don't have a car. Even though I'm 45 minutes away from them (it's about 45 minutes out of montreal)

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by BobbyZ » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:46 am

When up North in Ontario, the Belgian Nursery in Bresleau is a great place to visit. Their cactus greenhouse is a treat. They have a great selection of cheap cacti, although they are not given botnaical names. Bobby Z

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by daiv » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:23 am

Wow, that looks like a great place! Very clean too!
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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by nbcrty » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:06 pm

was just passing by Lowe's and found a cute Echinocactus grusonii :) sadly it has 3 ugly flowers glued onto it.
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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by yorkiemiki » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:01 pm

tvaughan wrote:I just made a large order from Sheilam nursery in South Africa, and was pleased. The prices are great as they are in Rands, and even with postage and phyto permits they worked out at about 3 bucks each for rare plants. A good way of getting plants not easily available here in the US.

I also bought from Shoal Nurseries, and the plants were about 20% more than other nurseries, but were much larger, and I heartily recommend them.

I also bought 50 odd plants from Mesa Gardens, and the plants were somewhat small, but very inexpensive and the service was great. I very much recommend them.
YOu say 3 bucks each? is that with shipping?

I'm about to convert my lawn to a succulent garden and wanted to get some rare cool species

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by larry breheny » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:53 pm

I notice that there has not been a post here for a long time. Some of you cacti enthusiasts must know where I can buy quality plants at a reasonable price? I live in Ireland.

Thanks

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by hoteidoc » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:13 pm

Read the whole thread, Larry. Most of the biggies/quality nurseries still there. I've been @ it 5 yrs & all the U.S. plant people still selling; the European seed people are also still @ it. Nobody's Good Rep has diminished =D>
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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by Samee » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:21 am

Peterthecactusguy wrote:http://www.oldwestcactusfarm.com/ I rarely plug any places, but I noticed this. Last time I went was after we had a vicious cold spell. The cacti were cheap, I was dirt poor when I went. Maybe I will stop buy again. Apparently they take orders VIA phone as well, for all of the US. Sorry people who don't live here.. darn laws! :(

I saw the pics and wow, hugee. The problem is, there is no catalog on their site, its just pics. So when I call them, I have no idea what to order.

atm Im looking for people or nurseries that are selling cacti hardy to zone 5 AND accept PayPal. So far Ive found one and will be ordering from here:

http://www.stoneycreekcacti.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ive not ordered yet but their selection, kinda small, is a really good one. Their shipping rates are also not a joke like other nurseries that charge $12 + $8 for handling.

I will look thru the pages, Im already tired of googling for these.

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by TheCactusGuy » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:25 pm

any one know a good place to bye cacti in israel?

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by catlady » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:44 pm

Has anyone else had much luck ordering off of Etsy? I got a gorgeous cactus that appears to be pest-free, very healthy and a bit larger than I expected for the price from an Etsy shop called Succulent Beauties (to add a grain of salt, I'm a newbie and I've only had it a few hours, so it could have problems I am unable to recognize, but given the shop's great reviews, I'm very optimistic). Unless something changes in the next couple of days, I would definitely order from them again next time I really want something I can't find in the local nurseries.

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by luigonz » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:54 pm

I figured I'd drop a plug for Paul's Desert in Shertz TX (just north of San Antonio). Hes got tons of ariocarpus, astrophytum and other cold hardy cacti. I dont think most of his stock is seed grown by him, but he's got a great selection that you can browse (better than shopping online, IMO). Plus his private collection is stunning.
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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by KittieKAT » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:24 am

Wish there were places around my home town of Salem, ma
All we really have is online or kanes flower shop and the people their kill most of the cacti/succulents before you even can buy them, but they don't have fake flowers glued to them so that's a plus but they are basically potted in plain potting mix (soaking wet) with a few rocks for airing the roots. ...and they put these root covers (??) Mesh kinda things that make it utterly impossible to repot the plant without totally destroying most of the root system and also really hard to get the roots free from soil, you gatta keep cutting thru all this mesh stuff and shake away the dirt and when you finally get the plant free the roots are so tiny and fragile in comparison to the size of the plant. I've literally had to pot up plants with no roots at all and if any they were tiny and thin.

But it's better then nothing i guess

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by QueneT » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:17 pm

I recently bought some cactus at Home Depot and was pleased for the most part, one mammilaria had those silly straw flowers on it, I took them off and there is a REAL bud forming underneath. :) The others seem to be in good health, I did loose an Agave Confederate Rose though, not even a week later it turned to mush!!

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