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All of our plants are seed grown or cutting propagated and true to heirloom variety. All plants are grown with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers. All soil amendments used have veganic, nutrient and mineral rich content. We encourage the re-mineralization and addition of beneficial veganic composts to give beauty and vitality to your plants and prevent soil depletion.

Plants are shipped bare root and well packaged to ensure optimal condition in transit.

We look forward to growing and expanding our variety and selection for you! Please do contact us if you are looking for specific plants or larger quantities. We also carry a variety of Haworthia's, Dudleya's, Caudiciforms, Echeveria, Euphorbia, Crassulas, Lithops and other cacti and succulents not yet listed.

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Frailea Parviflora

 

Frailea Parviflora

Native to South-eastern South America. It is a very small, offsetting species that doesn‘t get much larger than 5cm in diameter. The flowers are yellow and larger than the plants. Very limited Availability - $9.00

 

Sulcorebutia Rauschii

Sulcorebutia Rauschii

This is a striking and highly prized very eye-catching species, even without its magenta flowers, due to the plant being so intensely coloured with a green and purple stem and for the beautiful small dark spines. Extremely limited Availability - $13.00

 

 

Islaya IslayensisIslaya Islayensis

 

Hailing from Northern Chile along the coast, to southern Peru (just south of Lima this cactus grows in very dry desert areas on mineral, sterile, alluvial sediments, sand dunes and exposed windy slopes above the Pacific Ocean where it almost never rains and where for many days of the year, the only source of humidity is the thick sea fog which drift inland and condenses on the desert sand like dew. The thick and robust spination serves as a protection from overheating in the open plains and slopes exposed to sun and wind. Eriosyce islayensis has a large area of distribution and is a very variable species. Larger plant Very Limited Availability - $19.00

Notocactus Vanvlietii

Notocactus Vanvlietii

 

Native to South Africa, this attractive clump-forming succulent is grown for its distinctive green spineless stems with unusual ribbing. Larger Plant. Very limited Availability - $17.00

 

 

 

Euphorbia Suzannae Marloth

 

euphorbia suzannae

 

Native to South Africa, this attractive clump-forming succulent is grown for its distinctive green spineless stems with unusual ribbing. Limited Availability - $11.00

 

 

Astrophytum myriostigma 'Puff Bonnet'

astrophytum myrostigma Puff Bonnet

This cactus is similar to "Lotusland" with dense flecking and is grafted on Harrissa stock. Highly desirable and rare. Very Limited Quantity. $21 each

 

 

Aztekium Ritteri

Aztekium Ritteri

1"offset grafted on Myrtillocactus . This plant is considered a sacred plant for some Mexican tribes. The name of this genus refers to the similarity of the plant with Aztec sculpture designs. Very desirable and rare.

$25.00 each

 

 

melocactus matanzus

 

Melocactus Matanzus

This cactus hails from Cuba! As the plant matures it begins to grow a "cap" or cephalium. For this reason this cactus is often referred to as "Turk's cap".

Very Limited Supply - $22.00

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notocactus buiningii

Notocactus Buiningii 

This cactus hails from Southern Brazil / Northern Uruguay. It is unique in color, scalloped ribs and highly appealing large flowers.

Very Limited Supply - $9.75

 

pygmaeocereus bieblii

pygmaeocereus bieblii

Pygmaeocereus Bieblii

Pygmaeocereus bieblii is a fascinating little, geophytic plant with short thick spines. It usually grows solitary but occasionally (especially at hight altitude) forms small clusters or even large mats flat to the ground. It is really a particular species that looks quite different from Pygmaeocereus bylesianus, the type species of the genus.
Stem: Spherical, barely protruding from the ground, green, up to 5 cm in diameter, but larger 6-7 cm in diameter and up to 10 cm tall in favourable condition or even more in cultivation. Origin and Habitat: 100 km northwest of Huaraz, Ancash Province in the northern part of Cordillera Blanca, (Peru, Western South America)
Altitude: 600 to over 2000 m above sea level.

Limited Supply - $12.00

 

Echinocereus dasyacanthus ssp. rectispinus

Echinocereus dasyacanthus ssp. rectispinus

This gorgeous cactus has magnificent blooms attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds; the flowers are fragrant and quite spectacular! A must have for any collection.

Limited Supply - $8.00

 

 

     Lobivia distefanoiana

Lobivia distefanoiana

With Large, striking flowers, this cactus grows flat with the ground from a fleshy tap root. It is very variable in spination and flower colour over its geographic range. Distribution: Southern Bolivia, northern Argentina.

Limited Supply - $8.00

 

 

 

Echinocereus rigidissimus v. rubispinus 'albiflorus'

Echinocereus rigidissimus v. rubispinus 'albiflorus'

The Echinocereus rigidissimus subs. rubispinus f. albiflorus is a rare selected strain or cultivar with white flowers (not magenta red) and pale creamy spines. Its blossoms are large and showy in comparison with the small size of the stem.

Limited Supply - $8.00

 

 

 

 

 

Coryphantha greenwoodii

Coryphantha greenwoodii

Sweet smelling large 6 to 7.5 cm whitish to pink-coloured (Or yellow) flowers are produced in late summer to autumn. Attractive spines, flowers and large, seed-filled fruit. A showstopper.

Limited Supply - $8.00

 

 

 

haworthia white ghost

haworthia grey ghost

Haworthia 'White Ghost'

Haworthia "white ghost" is the variegated version of haworthia retusa. Botanical name is haworthia retusa acuminata variegata.

Limited Supply - $7.00 each


 

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Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus

Turbinicarpus Pseudopectinatus

This cactus grows at a higher altitudes than true Chihuahuan Desert in grasslands with virtually no woody vegetation and in pinyon-juniper woodlands. All the sites have gravelly calcareous soils. Illegal collecting is the main threat. This is a healthy young seed grown specimen. Rarely available in in very limited supply.

Limited availability - $14.00

 

 

mammillaria thornberi picture rocks pima

 

Mammillaria Thornberi

Picture Rochs, Pima, AZ

These cacti are typically found in Arizona and Mexico (Sonora)
Their habitar is Sonoran desert scrub, valley floors, silty or sandy soils. . It will grow only where it is shaded from the full sun. This can be under shrubs and frequently at the base of Opuntias, where the germinating seeds find added protection provided by the numerous fallen opuntia joints.

Limited availability - $9.25

 

 

Ficus Petiolaris or Rock Fig

Rock fig

Native to Mexico where it is typically found from Baja California and Sonora south to Oaxaca. In its native range, it is often found growing in rocky areas where the roots stretch over rocks, often grotesquely, in search of rooting soil. Trees develop a large and distinctive woody basal caudex in early age. Older trees can be magnificent. Green flowers are followed by figs (to 1/2” diameter) that appear in pairs. Selling well rooted young plant.

Limited Availablity - $18.00

 

 

astrophytum capricorne

Astrophytum Capricorne

Astrophytum capricorne, the goat's horn cactus, is a species of flowering plant in the cactus family Cactaceae, that is native to the Coahuila regions of Northern Mexico. It has a large yellow flower with a red throat. Some with and some without long curly spines. All with very distinct markings. All true to species.

Linited quantity - $9.75.

 

astrophytum capricorne senile aureum

Astrophytum capricorne v. senile fma. aurea

Not widely available, it differs from A Capricorne in the absence of white flecks.
The stem is globular to short. It becomes cylindrical with age up to 35-40 cm tall and 15 cm in diameter. The epidermis is green/bluish sometime tinged in purple.
The Spines: Up to 20 per areole are characteristically golden yellow when young, but as they ages become greyish similar to the other capricorne


Limited Quantity - $9.75 .

 

Please note that all plants are healthy young plants shipped bare-root on Mondays. Your order may be delayed due to weather conditions in order to protect delicate plants. If that is the case, I will e-mail you. All plants are true to the species as named.

Please understand that the pictures displayed may show plants in bloom, but, as most plants don't bloom in winter, the plant you receive will probably not be in bloom. Also, on occasion, a cluster of cacti is shown as an example of a mature plant. (Seed companies depict large tomatoes or cucumbers, etc. , not the actual seeds you receive)

If you have any questions please ask any and all of them prior to your purchase. I don't mind answering every e-mail I get.

Due to the delicacy and rare nature of any of these plants, especially in inclement weather, shipping them back for a refund may result in plants perishing. Thus, buyer's remorse is not an acceptable excuse. As many of you know, I freely send out plants and absorb all costs if there is a shipping issue or if the plant perishes within a reasonable time of receipt.

Sorry for the lengthy post and I look forward to listing more rare plants for you every week.

 

E. viridiflorus ssp. davisii 'Brevispinus'  

E. viridiflorus ssp. davisii 'Brevispinus'

Grafted on Harissia, short thick black and white spines, lemon-scented yellow flowers in early spring. Hails from a population in Brewster, West Texas, and rows in flat hills on a specific substrate (rich in quartz sand) in a semi-desert grassland at an elevation of 1,200 m.

Very Limited Supply - $19.00

Rebutia 'Moonglow'

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A cross from Rebutia Heliosa, a UK produced hybrid, Rebutia ‘Moonglow' is a cross with Rebutia Heliosa and Rebutia Narvacense. The body is more like Rebutia Heliosa in shape with the flower colour, pale peach some of the outer petals having a pink colour. The flowers fade as they age and it can seem to have two flower colours on the same plant. Gorgeous, striking spines and flowers!

Hard to find and Extremely Limited in quantity - $9.99

 

Rebutia Heliosa v Heliosa - Grafted

Rebutia Heliosa v Heliosa

Grafted clusters, elongated finger-thick stems covered in dense short silvery spines, blooms with large orange flowers. Limited Supply - $16.00

 

 

Glandulocactus Uncinatus ssp. Wrightii

Glandulocactus Uncinatus ssp Wrightii

Eagle-claw Cactus, Mountain Fishhook Cactus, Brown Flowered Hedgehog, Turk's Head, Cat-claw Cactus, Wright's Fishhook Cactus. Gorgeous, striking spines and flowers!

Hard to find and Limited in quantity - $9.99

 

 

Sulcorebutia caniquerallii

Sulcorebutia caniquerallii

Sulcorebutia caniquerallii from Chuquisaca, Bolivia. This is a grafted young plant. It has low dark green tuberculate stems with short spines held close; a small headed low growing clumping species with mostly bicoloured flowers orange, red or purple with a yellow throat, but the amount of red vs. yellow varies widely. 

Very Limited Supply - $17.00

 

Tumamoca macdougalii

Tumamoca macdougalii

Tumamoca macdougalii flower

 

Tumamoca macdougalii is a member of the Cucurbitaceae or gourd family. It develops an attractive and substantial caudex as it matures. Also called the Tumamoc globeberry it is native to a very narrow area of the Sonoran Desert.

Limited availability - Young Plant - $12.00

 

 

Lobivia aculeata =L. pentlandii

 

Lobivia aculeata - L. pentlandii

L. pentlandii v. aculeata is is one of the many geographical or morphological form of L. pentlandii. Many variant of L. pentlandii was early classified as different independent species, but nowadays all this plants are considered part of a multiform species, each form is linked to others by populations of plants with intermediate characteristics. L. pentlandii var. aculeata has distinctive bright purple-red flowers with a paler throat and stiff spines..

Limited availability - Young Plant - $8.00

 

mammillaria plumosa

mammillaria plumosa

 

Mammillaria Plumosa
(aka 'Feather Cactus)s

This Mammillaria is native to Northeastern Mexico (Coahuila and Nuevo León). It grows to 12 cm tall by 40 cm broad. The clustering spherical stems, 7 cm in diameter, are completely covered in white downy spines. It grows on limestone cliffs in sparse xerophytic shrubland, there is continuing decline due to ongoing collection, but the number of locations probably exceeds ten and the population is not likely to be severely fragmented. The species is illegally collected for the ornamental trade. This one is seed grown in organic / non pesticide manner with all veganic compost.

Limited availability - $7.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agave Americana Variegata

Agave Americana Variegata

 

(Variegated Century Plant) - This large plant can be dramatic in the landscape with yellow-green flowers that attract hummingbirds. Large rosette-forming succulent to 5 to 6 feet tall by 6 to 8 feet wide with upright slightly wavy gray-green leaves that have strong cream to yellow margins. Plant in full sun. Irrigate occasionally. Cold hardy to 15 degrees F or less. Young robust plant - $7.99

 

 

     Wigginsia sellowii pauciareolatus

Wigginsia Sellowii "Pauciareolatus"

The plant was named after Friedrich Sellow, a 19th century explorer who collected several south American species of cacti. It is native to southern Brazil (Rivera, Lavalleja, Treinta y Tres, Artigas, Cerro Largo, Maldonado), Uruguay and North Argentina grasslands. Spines and shape are quite unique.

Limited Availability - $7.50

 

acanthocalycium glaucum

Acanthocalycium Glaucum

Found in Belen, Catamarca, Argentina, this is a beautiful blue-grey cactus with impressive spines and vivid yellow or red flowers. a summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties. Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater ) needs good drainage and very porous soil. It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to -5° C) Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun.

Limited Availability - $6.25

 

Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. baileyi albispinus

Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. baileyi albispinus

Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. baileyi "albispinus"

This cacti, native to the Great Plains, whether found growing directly in the grasslands or in rock outcroppings, are among  the most frost and  moisture tolerant.  In culture E. baileyi is without problems and regularly shows its large purple flowers, if we provide an adequate winter rest period. It grows well in an unheated greenhouse, but this species can survive in a protected bed as well. It is hardy to -30° C or less for short periods of time.  It  needs good drainage, Keep drier and cool in winter. Need full sun.

Limited availability - $7.00

 

 

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Frailea Castanae

Frailea Castanea

Found from Southern Brazil to Northern Uruguay,this frailea grows on rocky outcrops and stony fields in pampa grasslands. This species is not abundant in Brazil but is common and abundant in Uruguay; it is sparsely distributed where it occurs. The major threats to this species are grazing and cattle trampling, agriculture, forestry, fire and collection. This is a young, healthy seed grownn beauty, rarely offered and usually extremely pricey. Limited supply, so act fast.

Unusual and Rare. Limited Quantity - $12.00 each

 

Frailea bueneckeri

 

Frailea Bueneckeri

From Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, it has a small range. This species occurs at an altitude of 200 metres above sea level. It grows on rocky outcrops and stony fields in pampa grasslands. Its habitat has a very high potential to be used for agriculture. The species is not abundant and is naturally severely fragmented. The population is declining. The major threats to this cactus are grazing (cattle trampling), agriculture, forestry of Eucalyptus for paper industry, invasive African grasses and fire. Human-induced fires used to be more frequent in the past, and even though they are decreasing in frequency they still are a threat to the species.This is a young, healthy seed grownn beauty, rarely offered and usually extremely pricey. Very limited supply, so act fast.

Unusual and Rare. Limited Quantity - $10.00 each

 

 

Allaudia Procera

Allaudia Procera

Alluaudia procera, or Madagascar ocotillo, is a deciduous succulent plant species of the family Didiereaceae. It is endemic to south Madagascar.

Unusual and Rare. Limited Quantity - $16.00 each

 

Euphorbia cylindrifolia v. tuberifera

Euphorbia cylindrifolia v. tuberifera

It is endemic only from a limited area east of the type subspecies between Amboasary and Fort Dauphin, Madagascar. It is a dwarf, low-growing cushion-forming succulent with a rosette of narrow, serpent-like stems arising from a short, central subterranean caudex. Among the the Madagascan euphorbias species this is perhaps the most caudiciform.

Limited Availability - $19.00

 

Neoporteria Multicolor

Neoporeria Multicolor

Endemic to chile (Coquimbo, Valparaíso and Metropolitana regions, from Elqui Valley to the north of Metropolitana). These plants live among small valleys and traverse to the sea. The species is frequent but not abundant in sclerophyllous forest and thorny scrub on rocky soils, the populations are severely fragmented, and illegal collection is causing a continual decline in the number of mature individuals. Furthermore, land conversion for agriculture and urbanization is degrading the habitat surrounding the species.

Gorgeous and Rare. Limited Availabillity. $12.00 each.

 

neoporteria napina

Neoporteria Napina

From coastal Chile (Region III Atacama) South of Freirina in the Huasco valley (Atacama Desert) Neoporteria Napina grows in one of the most arid areas in the world, among rocky crags and sand dunes in sandy-clayey soil in a place called “Costal desert of Huasco,” a typical “desertic mattoral” that is just spectacular and impressive when it displays the phenomenon of the “flowering desert”.
It grows at an altitude of around 200 m.

 

 

Dudleya saxosa ssp. collomiae - green

Dudleya saxosa ssp. collomiae - green

The Dudleya saxosa is locally abundant in the Mojave Desert, it is found clinging to rock faces. Its foliage is blue-glaucous. This subspecies is a Salvage Restricted Protected Native Plants in Arizona. It is a host for the Sonoran Blue butterfly

Limited Supply - young plant- $8.00 

 

Mestoklema tuberosum

Mestoklema tuberosum

Mestoklema tuberosum - A shrubby "Mesemb" l from the arid northern Cape of South Africa and into Namibia. Develops a miniature tree-like habit with a gnarled caudex that has smooth reddish bark and vivid yellow-orange flowers appear in spring through summer. Great bonsai specimens.

Limited Supply - $12.00

 

 

rebutia peach melba

Rebutia 'Peach Melba'

Young plants that cluster profusely and pack a floral punch! Pink, lavender and light purple flowers.

Limited supply - $9.75

 

 

Notocactus herteri ssp. roseoluteus

 

 

Notocactus herteri ssp. roseoluteus

A striking plant with spectacular bicoloured salmon-pink silky petals with a yellow center.

Limited Supply - $8.00

 

 

Notocactus scopa

Notocactus Scopa

Notocactus scopa is a species of flowering plant in the cactus family Cactaceae, native to upland southern Brazil and Uruguay. It is a ball- or cylinder-shaped cactus growing to 5–50 cm tall by 10 cm broad, with a spiny, woolly crown and pale yellow flowers in summer.

Limited Supply - $8.00

 

 echidnopsis cereiformis

Echidnopsis Cereiformis

Hails from North East Africa (Ethiopia, Sudan, Erithrea. It is a small snake-like succulent with thin tufted cylindrical branches (as implied in its generic name which means “viper-like”). It is named “cereiformis” from its cactus-like appearance (also a good mimic of stems of Euphorbia mamillaris). Tiny lovely flowers sprout out of the entire length of each stem but mainly toward the tip in autumn, they are typically pale to dull yellow, but also brownish or dark brown-purple

Limited Supply (3) - $8.50

 

euphorbia obesa

Euphorbia Obesa

Euphorbia Obesa is a rare endemic of the Great Karoo, south of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape. Over-collecting by collectors and plant exporters almost resulted in the plant becoming extinct in the wild. Today it is protected by national (Nature Conservation) and international (CITES) legislation. The plants occur in karoo vegetation among Beaufort shale fragments, where they grow in full sun or in the partial shade provided by dwarf karoo shrubs. They are very well camouflaged and difficult to see. The habitat is very stony and hilly with summer rainfall ranging from 200-300 mm per annum, falling mainly in thunder showers. Summers are very hot: the average daily maximum about 26 degrees centigrade and the minimum about 11 degrees centigrade. Light frost occurs during the winter months.

Euphorbia obesa is a fascinating plant with nearly spherical grayish-green stems with transverse bands of different shades of green. Often, especially in bright light, these bands can be an attractive contrasting purplish-bronze. Great conversation piece. Known as the "Basketball" plant. All Euphorbias contain a white sap that can be irritating to eyes and mucous membranes. If contact is made with this white sap, take care to not touch face or eyes before washing hands with soap and water. Responds well to warmth, with its active growth period in the late spring and summer months. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Requires bright light for best appearance, and should be given a winter resting period at which time less water should be given. Protect from frost.

Limited Supply (6) - $11

orbea comutata x orbea semiubiflora

orbea comutata x o semitubiflora

Orbea Comutata x Orbea Semitubiflora

This is a robust hybrid with light green stems with some purple mottling. It has striking red flowers that are larger than O. semitubiflora

Limited Supply (3) - $8.50

 

 

 

Mammillaria schiedeana ssp. schiedeana

 

Mammillaria schiedeana ssp. schiedeana

Mammillaria schiedeana is an attractive, slow growing cactus with short, hairy spines. The stem is globular flattened, more or less rounded at the top. It has up to 120 thin, feathery radial spines per areole, white to pale cream with yellowish bases. The flowers are up 0.6 inch (1.5 cm) long and appear in winter.

Limited Availability - $8.00

 

 

Gymnocalycium bruchii ssp. matznetteri

Gymnocalycium bruchii ssp. matznetteri

Seed grown specimen from seeds from Argentina : Córdoba (San Jeronimo pass 1790m)

Limited Availability - young plants 2.5" pot size- $8.00

 

Oreocereus trollii v. trollii

Oreocereus trollii v. trollii

Oreocereus trollii a.k.a. the Old Man of the Andes is a s shrubby columnar cactus with fine, completely enveloping hair and powerful coloured spination. Young plants of Oreocereus trollii are very popular in cactus collections.

Limited Availability - $8.00

 

 

STEVEN HAMMER Haworthias -

STEVEN HAMMER Haworthias -

 

STEVEN HAMMER Haworthias -

The exceptionton to our home-grown plants. These were obtained from Steven Hammer's collection. All different one of a kind cultivars ...Only 5 remaining - alll distinct - all unique and collectable. Amazing for cross pollination - $14 each.

 

 

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