When you think of where to buy quality cacti and succulents in the United States, the most notable cactus nurseries are found around the deserts of Arizona, California and New Mexico. Being drought tolerant, or xerophytic, cacti don't require much of a supply of water. Needless to say, they thrive in the southwestern United States. While many feel the desert is a bleak, lifeless domain, residents of these areas know cacti for their unique characteristics and flowers of all shapes and colors. For those living in colder climes, cacti are popular as indoor potted plants. Whether you are lucky enough to live in the Southwest or not, you can have these hardy plants shipped to you anywhere from some of the notable cactus nurseries.
Opened 1968 in Chandler, Arizona, Arizona Cactus Sales is considered one of the best sources of native plants in the state. Today the 5-acre site is a primary supplier of plants to botanical gardens and collectors of specimen plants.
Corona Cactus is on the edge of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts in Riverside County, California where conditions are excellent for growing drought tolerant plants both outside and in their greenhouses. Corona is known for growing rare and unusual plants, from landscape specimens to windowsill plants.
Located in Pasadena, California Cactus Center is a specialty nursery featuring Cactus and Succulent from the around the world. They also offer a variety of professional services including artistic landscape design, transplanting, contract growing and wholesale supplies.
Located in Tucson, Arizona, B&B Cactus has been in business 25 years and specializes in cacti and succulents of all types including agaves, aloes, euphorbias, and yuccas.
This Santa Fe, New Mexico, greenhouse is the flagship store of High Country Gardens. Besides cacti and succulents, this nursery offers a broad selection of plant varieties adapted to high-desert climates, including perennials, ornamental grasses, native trees and shrubs.