|Many Garden Centers and other retail outlets frequently have cacti and succulents for sale usually obtained from a wholesale supplier. It is unfortunately very common that the staff in the retail outlet have little if any knowledge of how to look after cacti and succulents and they only too often are kept in far too dark conditions, are either overwatered or not watered at all and become contaminated with pests such as mealy bugs. The best plants are likely to obtained when fresh supplies have been received or in outlets with a good stock turnover.
Some wholesalers attach artificial flowers to cacti. Avoid these plants because the glue or pins used will have damaged the plants. Cactus flowers are mostly pretty short lived and many will only open in bright sunlight so be cautious of any 'ever lasting' flowers.
If you know of a good source (anywhere in the world) please send us the name of the outlet and its geographical location.
Also have a look at the Cactus and Succulent Plants at Ebay.
The following places are either known to us or have been recommended to us as good sources:
UK & Ireland Sources
Bath Nursery & Garden Center2000 E Prospect, Fort Collins, Co., USA
Plant Shop, Desert Botanical Gardens1201 N, Gavan Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85008 (by admissions booth)
Open each day 9.00am - 5.00pm.
Plants from 3 inch pots to 5 gallon specimen plants.
TURNER-GREENHOUSE4455 Quadrel st, Las Vegas nv.89129
hrs anytime we are home
Please call 702-645-2032
Cacti Succulents 2" to 15 gallon
For collector or landscape
GALE'S NURSERYTwo locations: Westlake and Brunswick, Cleveland, OHIO
GEIMER GREENHOUSES INC.2727 Old Rt. 53, Long Grove, Ill.
Nursery and greenhouse in a northwest suburb of Chicago.
Plants are in good condition, range of sizes/ages and a knowledgable manager.