Good places to get Cactus

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by Minime8484 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:40 pm

Home Depot (and Lowe's) - at least in AZ - are great places to find some really good surprises if you look long and hard enough through the 'common' species. Many (most) of the really good ones are mislabeled, so throw you off if you aren't familiar with the species in question, but here is just a sampling of some that I've found in the past few years right around my house:
- Agave ghiesbreghtii
- Agave stricta
- Cleistocactus tupizensis
- Echinopsis angelesii
(labeled as Cleistocactus tupizensis!)
- Echinopsis lamprochlora (labeled as Trichocereus purpureopilosus)
- Echinopsis tarijensis ssp. totorensis (labeled as Trichocereus poco)
- Matucana madisoniorum
- Micranthocereu auriazureus
(labeled as Thrixanthocereus sp!)
- Pilosocereus chrysostele (labeled as Austrocephalocereus estevesei!)
- Parodia herteri
- Pilosocereus gounellei
(labeled as Cactus sp.)
- Pilosocereus gounelei ssp. zehntneri (labeled as Pilosocereus baumii)
- Weberbauerocereus johnsonii (sold as Cleistocactus or Cactus sp!)

Not to mention the myriad of Mammillaria species over the years...always a goodie here and there.

The good ones are few and far between, but as the saying goes, you have to kiss a lot of frogs in order to find a prince!

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by luigonz » Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:32 am

Yes I agree...I have found some nice Rebutia, Trichocereus, and Gymnocalycium mislabeled as well..best to go to the big box stores in the Spring when they get new shipments. I love to frequent the local cacti nurseries here in Central Texas but when I find myself at a big box I can't help but search the garden section for a 'diamond in the ruff'.
'The skeletons of the plants are for me as important as the flowers.'

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by luigonz » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:01 pm

http://manystonesgifts.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I recently made a trip to big bend national park. On the way into town Terligua/Study Butte the is a small cactus store. Many stones is the name. He sells saved (from the site clearing tractors) ariocarpus and other species from M2G and others. He has very affordable prices! 10$ for a 4in diameter ariocarpus fissuratus! I always like to support small local cactus nurseries.
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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by KittieKAT » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:24 pm

I ordered cacti from cactilimon.com and most had spines that were ripped off that they actually shoved BACK into the cactus to make it look like it wasn't attached, they also had horrible mealy big infestations, i wrote an email to the company telling them and attached picture's of a huge mealy bug walking around the top lid of the cactus container and also a picture of all the hundreds of mealys i removed from the cacti and containers and they NEVER responded back to ME, not even a sorry or a "we'll try to fix the situation" soo rude.. i NEVER ha mealys till i ordered from them and even with keeping them away from my other plant's i find an occasional one here and there...Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Post by KittieKAT » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:10 pm

daiv wrote:
DannabisAx wrote:has anyone in the U.S. ordered from succseed.com? I am curious to the results.
I haven't personally, but others here have and I've heard lots of positive.

I ordered from them beginning of November, still haven't Gotton my order yet. But everyone says it will come to not worry.....atleast i hope :shock:

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by AdeniumRose » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:54 pm

AdeniumRose Company has a great variety of desert rose plants (Adeniums) including seedlings, some unusual optunia (prickly pear), and other cactus plants. They ship through out the USA and located in Miami Florida.
http://www.adeniumrose.com

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by Steve Johnson » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:04 am

I was there today, and it's wonderful to see a new brick-and-mortar opening in SoCal!

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Although the nursery stocks more succulents than cacti, their cactus selection is pretty amazing too. Their website is under construction, but keep your eyes peeled, and I wouldn't be surprised if DC will be set up to sell online in the near future. If you can make it to the San Fernando Valley, I highly recommend a visit.
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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by Fatich » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:32 am

This seller is really good prices and some rare species : http://www.ebay.com/sch/123.mirka/m.htm ... pg=&_from=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
If you are looking for some Sulcorebutia and Haworthia species, the adress is : https://www.eden-plants.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by DaveW » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:51 pm

It pays to learn where to buy plants from and what functions to attend such as ELK and Cactus Explorers Weekend in the EU and Cactus Society Plant Shows in all countries in order to get them. I was told somebody bought one of the new Matucana's from Graham Charles at a past Cactus Explorers Weekend in the UK for £3 and then promptly sold it on EBAY for £30. I often pick up such plants from the original discoverers for £2-£5 at such events and wonder what the EBAY dealers would charge. In the past I got Matucana oreodoxa ssp. roseiflora, M. paucicostata ssp. hoxeyi and Borzicactus hoxeyi that way for those sort of prices within a year or two of them being described.

http://www.cactuspro.com/articles/2-nou ... nord-perou" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

You are always best joining a group of like minded cactophiles in your own country if you want to obtain plants at reasonable prices, or those that are not easily available through the trade.

EBAY is usually not the most cost effective way to buy plants. One of the UK dealers who sold plants on EBAY always used to charge more for them there than if you bought from him direct. Dealers are getting wise to the fact that people who regularly use EBAY as a source of plants will usually pay much higher prices through ignorance than those who know how to search online for specialist cactus nurserymen for what they want.

On EBAY even the commonest plants are usually tagged "rare" to bump the price up from those who are ignorant of their rarity or real value, but as long as it has the rare tag people will pay stupid prices. Therefore always research the plant by doing your homework by searching the web for information or consulting specialist dealers lists to see just how uncommon a plant is before you pay stupid money for them.

As said before, Cactus Mall's online worldwide specialist nurserymen and seedsmen's list is a good place to start before you resort to EBAY:-

http://www.cactus-mall.com/nursery.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.cactus-mall.com/seeds.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by Minime8484 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:24 pm

DaveW - does Graham sell plants or seeds outside of the EU?
I'd love to obtained plants or seeds of B. hoxeyi, for example, but know of no place - UK or otherwise - I can find online that sells any yet.

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by Fatich » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:35 pm

http://www.cactusagroideas.com/
They have really good species with good prices, i bought some plants and all are really healthy and bigger than i expected!
They send all over the world. You can check their web page!
Highly suggested!

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by 7george » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:32 pm

Boyce Thompson Arboretum has a sale of big variaty of succulents, cacti. I saw lots of blooming mammillaria plants, some Ferocactus and many others yesterday. :D
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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by Nic » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:51 am

I almost went there, drove right by the front gate. Sadly, we were looking for apache tears, and they probably were closed that late in the day.

Has anyone ordered from mountain crest gardens? (http://mountaincrestgardens.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) They seem to have a good variety of succulents, but since no one has talked about it, I am rather skeptical.
There is no cactus you can't eat, but you just might regret it if you eat the wrong one.

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by graffiti » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:20 pm

Nic wrote:Has anyone ordered from mountain crest gardens? (http://mountaincrestgardens.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) They seem to have a good variety of succulents, but since no one has talked about it, I am rather skeptical.
I've seen a few posts on Reddit about them. Nothing special but the plants seem legit.

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Re: Good places to get Cactus

Post by Brontosaurus » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:57 am

I work for Mountain Crest. For the most part, we don't do cacti. Right now I'm going through a stock we acquired when we bought out Abbey Gardens. If you have any questions I'd be happy to help.

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