Pyrrhocactus * Seticereus * Thelocactus * Trichocereus

All Cacti are CITES Restricted Plants

The Cactus family is almost entirely of the new world, with only one or two species occurring in western Africa. Our plants are nursery grown from seed either from field collections, from our own hand-pollinated plants or seeds purchased from reputable dealers. All cacti have beautiful flowers, so we try to grow those that have a unique characteristic as well. Features such as spinelessness (Ariocarpus spp., Astrophytum asterias, etc.), long spines (Ferocactus rectispinus with arrow straight spines to 10 inches or more) to the densely white spined species (Mammillaria bocasana,, M. pectinifera,, Epithelantha micromeris) are the types that we specialize in.

The cacti, unless otherwise noted, are sized for a 3 to 4 inch pot, the higher priced plants being the slower growers (e.g. Ariocarpus fissuratus are 6 years old).

Larger specimens of various species are available. Please inquire.


Seticereus icosagonus
Sida.JPG (149404 bytes) Silicacereus daleii Wierd, glass cactus, best grown with spotlight.  No flowers.  See
Thelocactus beguinii
Thelocactus freudenbergeri
Thehas5068.JPG (127626 bytes) Thelocactus hastifer Beautiful magenta flowers on long thin, densley spined  stems, from Mexico
Thhe flr cu1.JPG (134890 bytes) Thelocactus hexadrophorus Blue-gray body stout spines
Thelocactus matudae Straight spines on a large reddish body with many large tubercles. Pink flowers
Thelocactus macdowelii
Thelocactus nidulans Grey bodies with prominent tubercles and strong spines.  Large pink flowers.
Thelocactus phymatothele
Trichocereus Hybrids
These are some of the beautiful hybrids produced by Tucson breeder Mark Dimmitt.  After many hundreds of crosses, only a few are good enough to get names.  Here is one of the best!!
Turbinicarpus flaviflorus Typical turnip shaped body, long flat spines with yellow flowers.
Turbinicarpus lophophoroides Small gray stem, few soft spines, light pink flowers
Turbinicarpus macrochele
Turbinicarpus swabodoe
CACTUS COLLECTION: ZAC 10 types of this New World family of plants, with particular emphasis on nice form as well as beautiful flowers