Cactus Seeds are a type of seed. Mature plants yield Cactus Fruit.
They can be purchased only from Sandy at the Oasis for 150g . Two to five Cactus Seeds can also be obtained from a Sandfish or Scorpion Carp Fish Pond when the population of the pond reaches 10. Fifteen Cactus Seeds may occasionally be found in treasure rooms in the Skull Cavern.
Cactus Seeds can be planted outdoors on the Farm, but will be either missing or dead the next day. Cactus plants may only be grown in the Greenhouse, or inside another building using a Garden Pot, or on Ginger Island.
I know of no other plant that can take as much abuse and neglect as the cacti and still provide us with profuse blooms and its unique appearance. They are hardy, resilient and take up very little space. Often they will grow where no other plant will. They are truly the perfect windowsill plant. I hope my low prices will make it possible for you to enjoy these magnificent plants. I have listed a few of my favorites below.
Many thanks to our friends at Sticky Situation Cacti for the use of their photos. Please visit their site for live plants.
Most cacti seeds require light for germination. For maximum germination, we highly recommend using our VG07 Seedcover for tiny and pelleted seeds.
A mix of many types of small, ornamental compact cactus, for use as pot plants. This mix changes often, so we do not list species, we are constantly trying to provide the most ornamental, compact varieties.
A very diverse assortment of cacti seeds including: Cereus, Golden Barrel, Parodia, Hedgehogs, Mammillarias, Melocactus, Notocactus, Opuntias, Organ pipes, Ferocactus, Gymnocalycium, Trichocereus, Saguaro and more. This blend gives you a wide variety of shapes and sizes for a complete cacti garden.
This is a great collection of Prickly Pear Cacti with several different varieties of Opuntia. Opuntia engelmanii, aciculata, rufida, macrocentra, paraguayensis, phaeacantha, santa rita, basilaris and others are included in this mix.
This rare cactus fruit has a unique sweet flavor. The seeds are slightly larger than most dragonfruit, and the inside fruit is extremely sweet and juicy!
Yellow Dragon fruit have an oblong shape and are slightly smaller in size than the more common red varieties. Their thick yellow skin is covered in small knobby protrusions, which when immature displays small spines that will naturally fall off as the fruit matures. Beneath the skin is a dense white flesh containing numerous petite, edible black seeds. Yellow Dragon fruit has a crisp, juicy texture and very sweet, tropical flavor with floral hints and no acidity.
Yellow Dragon fruit is typically eaten raw, either straight out of the skin or scooped out and cubed, balled or sliced. For the best flavor, refrigerate the fruit for 2 hours before preparing raw. Add to tropical fruit salads or serve alone as dessert. Yellow Dragon fruit flesh can be pureed and made into a sauce or syrup or added to smoothies and cocktails. Freeze the pureed pulp for sorbet or a granitas. Use the flesh to flavor pastries or other baked goods. Yellow Dragon fruit can be kept at room temperature for a few days and will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.
The Yellow Dragon fruit has been used for centuries by the native people of northern South America. It was used for both medicinal and culinary purposes. It has only been since the early 2000s that Yellow Dragon fruit was approved for export to North America and Europe.
It is native to the northern region of South America, what is now Colombia and Ecuador. The fruits are still cultivated there, with Colombia being the largest producer, and are exported all over the world. They are also grown in Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico and in California and Florida in the United States. Growers specializing in rare fruits in the United States, specifically in southern California and Florida, grow Yellow Dragon fruit on a smaller scale. The Yellow Dragon fruit cactus has long extending stems that can grow up to 20 feet long and require some form of trellising or support to grow on. The cactus prefers arid tropical and subtropical climates and is fairly heat resistant and somewhat cold-hardy. Yellow Dragon fruits can be spotted at most markets and specialty stores and at farmer’s markets in Southern California and Florida.
Zones 10 and higer outside, can be grown inside in cooler zones if good light provided.
A species of hedgehog cactus that forms extensive clumps of large stems, each up to 12 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter, covered by long, yellow/white spines, which vary in density. Often the stems of echinocereus enneacanthus lie partly flat against the ground, rising upwards at the ends, and are usually dark green in color, becoming yellowish in areas of strong sunlight.
The lightly spined, greenish brown fruits which follow the large pink flowers have a taste similar to a strawberry so are often eaten, especially in Mexico, where they are known as pitaya.
Zones 8-10. Hardy to 20 degrees. Full sun. Little water, needs porous soil, limestone in the mix is very helpful.
A very nice container cacti for windowsills and tables. Clumping, globular cactus to 6″ tall. Bright red pink flowers spring and summer. Light shade. Hardy to 32 degrees. Water sparingly, provide good drainage.
A gorgeous night blooming cactus with large white flowers that grow to several inches. The flowers are also fragrant, with a mild vanilla-like scent. Bears spiny, 2-4″ long red ripening fruits that are edible and fairly tasty, with much similarity to the dragon fruit. There are numerous subspecies and crosses of this species.
An easy care, fast growing cactus, with a clambering habit, also excellent if used in a hanging basket.
Primarily grown as a container cacti indoors, it is hardy to zone 10a (30 – 35F) outside.
Clumping growth habit to 16″ tall. Often becomes a large colony. An outstanding species that blooms in mid-spring with a profusion of hummingbird-attracting orange to scarlet-red flowers held over a mound of tight clustering stems. Flowers attract bees and hummingbirds. For zones 4-9.
A large cactus that forms sizable clusters of robust, ridged and well armed, green shoots to 12 feet tall by branching from the base of the plant. It is native to high elevation deserts in southern Peru and northern Chile. In cultivation it is best suited to drier warm temperate climates in USDA Zones 9 to 11. The spiny fruits are edible and popular in Peru.
Tropical cactus, keep from frost. Full sun to part shade. Columnar tree cactus, up to 30′ tall outside, but a very nice container cacti while young. Regular water summer, little water in winter. Large (up to 4″ long) white nocturnal flowers. Origin: Ecuador. Hardy to 35° F.
This cushion-forming cactus is native to the Mexican States of Puebla and Veracruz and forms a large mound that can reach a diameter of as much as 15 feet across, with sometimes hundreds of thick, ridged shoots to 2-3 feet tall, densely armed with reddish spines. A magnificent, very drought tolerant and fairly cold hardy cactus, suitable for dry temperate areas in USDA Zones 9 and above.
This is a most unique cacti to have in your collection.
Produces flowers that are a unique coppery color. Strong hooked spines cover this barrel type cactus. Well suited for growing inside as long as bright light is available.
Seeds are collected from plants with all colors of the rainbow, from red, orange, yellow, apriocot, magenta, pink, ect.
One of the most attractive hedgehog cacti is the King Cup, which grows in clumps as much as 3-4 feet across but usually smaller. The bright red-orange flowers often cover the whole plant, which is cylindrical and low-growing, often hugging up against some larger plant.
The numerous flowers grow at the top of the stems, all about the same height, giving a full view of all the flowers at one glance. They last for several days. The flowers vary slightly in color as a result of soil type or genetic differences. Zones 7-10. Hardy to 20°F and lower. Full sun to light shade in hotter desert gardens. Needs little water and good drainage.
A small solitary cacti that does very well in small clay pots. Easy to care for, fuss free and unique look. Cold hardy to about 30 degrees.
A wonderful columnar cacti that will grow to 5 feet or more outside, but it makes a wonderful container plant as well. Very unique with it’s white hairy covering.
Full sun to light shade. Avoid hot locations. Regular water summer, keep dry winter. Origin: Peru, 3000 to 5000 feet elevation. Hardy to 25 degrees.
A good container plant for patios and gardens, can withstand cold to 25 degrees. Full sun to light shade. Water sparingly. Provide good drainage. Origin: Peru.
A picture perfect cacti for pots or patio. Prefers light shade or a small amount of full sun. Regular water in summer, keep dry in winter, root rot prone. Origin: Brazil. Zones 9b-11.
(Syn: ERIOCACTUS grossei) USDA: 9b-11. Light shade. Hardy to 32° F. Full sun. Regular water in summer, keep dry in winter. Solitary or clumping, globular to columnar growth to 12″ diameter. Yellow flowers. Origin: Paraguay.
(Syn: ERIOCACTUS grossei) USDA: 9b-11. Light shade. Hardy to 32° F. Full sun. Regular water in summer, keep dry in winter. Solitary or clumping, globular to columnar growth to 12″ diameter. Yellow flowers. Origin: Paraguay.
The largest of all barrel cacti is native to the deserts of northeastern and central Mexico and can reach a height of up to 15 feet, with a diameter of 4 feet or more. It grows relatively slowly and forms a deeply ribbed, dark green stem armed with short brown spines. It does best in dry, warm temperate climates in USDA Zones 10 to 11 and should be kept as dry as possible during winter.
An excellent indoor pottted cacti. A smallish cactus that forms a usually solitary, bluish green, deeply ridged, robust and thick stem to about 20 inches tall and almost 20 inches wide, giving it a barrel look when mature. It is fiercely armed with small clusters of showy, broad, yellowish spines and has yellow flowers.
It is native to dry juniper woodlands in central Mexico. It is a robust and easy to grow cactus for desert regions and also makes a very attractive potted plant.
The flower is lemon yellow, funnel-shaped and up to 1.6 inches in diameter.
Zone 9b and higher outside, widely grown inside.
A robust, tree-like cactus to about 15 feet tall with a much branched, candelabra-like crown of fairly slender, succulent, deeply ribbed, bluish green shoots to about 3 inches in diameter.
The edible fruits have deep purple flesh. Pilosocereus chrysacanthus is native to dry regions in southern Mexico in the states of Guerrero, Puebla and Oaxaca and adapts well to cultivation in warm temperate and dry tropical climates in USDA Zones 10 and above.
A stunning barrel cactus, up to 8 feet tall, endemic to the northern and central desert regions of Mexico, with dense reddish spines and beautiful yellow to red flowers.
Traditionally, the flower buds of Ferocactus pilosus are harvested and eaten by the indigenous population. Will thrive in hot, dry climates and will tolerate mild frost once established.
An excellent window cacti for small pots, it is a small clumping cacti with beautiful flowers, they are white, with a pinkish central stripe. It covers itself with white spines and white wooly hairs. Can withstand down to freezing temperatures outside.
The Glory of Texas is a species of flowering cactus, widely distributed in the northern Chihuahuan Desert of the USA (Texas) and Mexico. Plants are usually solitary, but may form clumps.Growing to 20 inches tall, it is a perennial with spiny, ribbed, succulent stems. Large daisy-like flowers, up to 3 inches in diameter, are borne in summer. The petals are purplish-pink, fading to white. The inner petal tips form a circle of red surrounding a prominent yellow boss.
This cactus is grown as an ornamental. A warm, dry, sunny spot in sharply-drained specialist cactus compost must be provided. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
A very spiny cactus that is well suited for small containers. This Barrel Cactus has golden yellow hooked spines and a dark green body color. Grow this plant in full to part sun. The flowers are yellow. Hardy to 16 degrees. Grows to 2′ cluster.
A stunning, robust, treelike cactus to 20 feet tall with a candelabra-like crown of thick, ridged, bluish gray branches. The white flowers are followed by small, spiny, green fruits. Native to southern Ecuador and Peru, where it grows in dry valleys of the Andes in scrublands on rocky slopes. In cultivation it is best suited to drier warm temperate climates in USDA Zones 9 to 11. Regular water summer, little water in winter. 4″ long, white nocturnal flowers. Origin: Northern Peru.
Synonyms: Echinocactus visnaga, Echinocactus helophorus, Echinocactus karwinskii. Hardy to 25°F. Full sun. Regular summer water, dry winter. Yellow flowers. Solitary up to 7′ tall, 3′ wide. Origin: Central Mexico. USDA 9b-11
Lady Fingers is one of the most beautiful flowering cacti and once mature, the plant is loaded with blooms. The stems root as they creep, and some clones are stoloniferous. They are easy to grow inside in wide, shallow pots or flats. Stems that grow beyond the pot will hang down for two feet or more and be covered with blooms during flowering stage.
Should not be grown in full sun, actually prefers about 30 percent shade, making for a good patio plant. Easy to grow in pots, zone 9 and higher outside.
Widespread in deserts throughout the southwestern USA, this attractive cactus forms dense clusters of large, bluish pads that rarely have spines. The flowers are brilliant purple-pink. It is hardy to USDA Zone 8 and need excellent drainage in more humid regions.
Makes a nice container plant and will live many years in a pot provided it is not overwatered. The Beavertail Cactus is a medium-sized to small prickly pear cactus, depending on variety, growing to about 24 inches tall. A single plant may consist of hundreds of fleshy, flattened pads. These are more or less blue-gray, depending on variety, growing to a length of 6 inches and are maximum 4 inches wide and about 1/2 inch thick. They are typically spineless, but have instead many small barbed bristles, called glochids, that easily penetrate the skin.
A large cactus to 6 to 7 feet tall and as wide with round flat silvery-gray pads that are jointed together often at nearly perpendicular angles can reach 20-30″ across. The pads have scattered pale spines which though, not plentiful or covering the surface of the leaves, are 1 to 2 inches long, so fairly wicked. Large yellow flowers appear in later spring and in summer are followed by large deep red fruit. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and water infrequently to not at all. Hardy to around 5 degrees F. This plant is widespread in central and Northern Mexico to within 100 miles of the Arizona and New Mexico borders where it grow from 5,000 to 10,000 feet rocky slopes, open shrublands, woodlands and mixed with other cactus and succulents.
Often grown for cactus food for reptiles such as Tortoises and Iguanas. Also a popular cactus for human consumption. Opuntias are a major food source for Tortoises in the wild and are ideal for nearly all Tortoise species and many other reptiles such as Iguanas and other lizards. High in calcium, vitamin C and fibre. Feed whole pads to larger reptiles or cut into long strips or cubes about 1/4″ wide for baby turtles and smaller replies.
Feed the cuttings directly to your reptiles or plant and grow and have a non-ending fresh supply. Plant is heat tolerant and requires little to no water. Hardy to 18°F. Tree like opuntia grows rapidly to 16′ tall with heat, water and sun.
Opuntia ficus indica have no large spines. The plant is high in calcium and fiber and low in protein and fats. Has a long shelf life if refrigerated after arrival. Can last for weeks or longer properly stored.
A must for every collection. Small and globular in shape and covered with short curving spines. Flowers profusely, flowers vary in color. It is a very tolerant plant and is a good selection for beginners. Great in small pots and containers.
A solitary or sometimes clustering cactus that forms a small, rounded, heavily armed stem and greenish flowers. It is native to western Texas. It is hardy to zone 9 outside, but is most often grown as a container plant as it is very well suited for this.
Bears distinctively patterned red and white spines and bears lemon, orange or red blooms when only 12″ in diameter. Tolerates abuse and neglect well. Will eventually reach size of 10 ft. tall by 3 ft. across after many years of growth. Good container plant for inside, it requires a warm climate if grown outside. Will not tolerate temperatures below 41 degrees F.
Also known as Suhaurao. If you want a cacti that will outlive you and may reach a height of 30 ft. or more, then this one is for you. Its the familiar cacti shown in western film. Has a solitary trunk and outstretched limbs that resembles arms. Makes a nice container plant when young.
An epiphytic cactus, widely distributed in rain and gallery forests across South America with long, broad, flat shoots and large, showy white flowers followed by bright pink, edible fruits.
This adaptable cactus can be grown in most warm temperate and tropical climates and must have an open, airy potting mix or can be established directly on larger trees.
Zone 10 or higher.
This species has several narrow stems that rise vertically, growing from a single short trunk just above the ground level. These stems are about 6 inches thick and grow to a height of 16 feet, however it has been known to reach 23 to 26 feet tall.
These stems rarely branch but rather grow annually from the tip of the last growth. The mature plant can reach a width of 12 feet. Each stem has 12 to 20 inch high ribs that bear dark brown to black spines that turn gray as it matures. It takes 150 years to reach maturity.
The older plants produce three-inch funnel-shaped white flowers annually which are open at night and close by the morning and have a purple or pink tint to them. These usually grow during April, May, and June. The organpipe cactus is usually pollinated by bats.
The plant also produces fruit about the size of a tennis ball. Beneath the fruit’s spiny exterior is red flesh that has been described as tasting better than watermelon. This fruit has traditionally been harvested by the Seris, who call the plant ool, and is used as a medicine.
This frost tender cactus is a popular potted plant indoors and out provided the potting soil is sufficiently porous and well drained.
This large columnar cactus is a valuable food source in Mexico where its fruit is harvested and sold in some rural markets. It is native to south central Mexico as far north as Puebla and south to Oaxaca, with plants are also found in the drier parts of Veracruz to the east. This is a tree like columnar cactus that may produce one or more trunks from which little-branching stems arise from the base for a distinctive V-shape. Each stem is gray green, the new growth often bearing a distinctive bloom. This led to its unusual common name, gray ghost organ pipe. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Little to moderate water. Hardy to 23°F. Fast growing to 20′ tall. Origin: South-central Mexico.
A. myriostigma is a spineless cactus defined by the presence of three to seven (usually five) pronounced vertical ribs which define the cactus’ shape when young. Very easy to grow and care free, it is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in cactus collections.
Stout 6-12 ft. columnar cacti with bluish-green color. An easy to grow, fast growing cacti that features large 10″ sweet scented flowers that bloom at night. Cold hardy to 25 degrees when mature.
Golden Torch cacti are easy to grow either potted or placed in the ground. They are prolific flower producers, the size and beauty of their blooms will amaze you.
Starting in late spring, its huge, nocturnal, white blooms can expand up six inches in diameter and are attractive to bees. It is a rapid grower and enjoys moderate watering. Branching typically occurs at the base with stems reaching upwards of seven feet with age.
They grow in groups, and when broken off they will root along their length if left on the ground. Cold hardy to 25 degrees when mature.
A good container cacti with beautiful red flowers. Full sun to light shade. Heat tolerant. Low water. Basally branching, up to 2 feet tall. Vivid red flowers. Origin: Argentina. Cold hardy to 25 degrees when mature.
A shrubby, columnar cactus with slender, erect stems that are branching from the base and growing to about 8 feet tall if grown outside, modertely armed with grayish spines. The tubular flowers are white. Cleistocactus morawetzianus is native to dry, interandean valleys in central an southern Peru. It is easy to grow in most warm temperate climates. It makes a great container plant for cooler zones, should be protected from freezing.
A shrubby, columnar cactus with slender, erect stems that are branching from the base and grow to 10 feet tall, densely clothed in pretty, hairlike, white spines. The tubular, pinkish red and rather large flowers are formed along the entire stem. Cleistocactus straussii is native to dry, interandean valleys in southeastern Bolivia. It is easy to grow in most warm temperate climates. Zones 9-11 outside, in tubs that can be moved inside for cooler zones.
Grows to 12′ tall outside, or will remain small in containers, branching; 8″ diameter. Edible purple berries. For zones 9b-11 outside. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Moderate water. Origin: Northern central Mexico.
A shrubby cactus that can reach to about 3 feet tall with much branched, flat, grayish or pale green shoots and yellow flowers, native to the southwestern USA and northern Mexico at higher elevations.
It can take severe drought and hard freezes and is suitable to USDA Zones 6 and above. The fruits are edible and popular for making jelly and jam.
Good container cacti.
A striking plant from Mexico Spherical when young becoming elongegated with age. The green body is covered with heavy gold-yellow spines. The flowers are a striking color of deep gold.
This is a large cacti that can be used as a centerpiece or as a patio plant. It is a stout, upright cactus that covers itself with attractive, long, white woolly hairs. This also makes a great rock garden plant. Will normally stay small in containers, they can reach up to 10 feet tall outside after many years.
Jim’s Note: Oreocereus need a minimum temperature of 45° F. Grow them in rich, porous, sandy soil and let their soil dry out between waterings. Repot in the spring, when their roots become cramped. Generally, they should be repotted every other year in order to provide fresh soil. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll need larger pots. Fill about a quarter of the pot with broken crocks, gravel, etc. to promote good drainage. Firm the potting soil. After repotting, do not water for a week or more.
This is a tall plant, sometimes over 50 feet when mature. They make a good columnar cacti in pots when young The largest specimens are astonishing because they have a single trunk (saguaro-like) that branches multiple times at the top, creating a candelabra-like effect.
This plant is found well over a mile high in the Andeas (7,000 to 9,000 feet).
This may not be for normal cacti lovers, but is a must for the collector.
The classic form of cacti with large flat oval pads and showy flowers. Bears beautiful, edible red, yellow or purple pear shaped fruits. This species is cold hardy. Seeds need 2 months cold treatment in the fridge, so order now!
A good selection for inside or outside. The plant assumes a columnar barrel type shape and can grow up to 3′ outside. It is a heavy bloomer with large flowers. Very stout spines with a hooded central spine.
From Argentina, a globular, clustering cacti with harmless yellow spines and beautiful yellow flowers. Very good for inside pots. Will eventually begin to clump.
A most unusual cacti. It will grow to tree size with huge flat pads often measuring a square foot or more in size. The pads are very good to eat and the plant bears beautiful red and yellow flowers. Also a good inside plant for large containers.
Similar to barrel cacti when young but from their crown a large tuft of bristles will emerge. Produces small pink flowers and edible fruits. Excellent inside plant.
CACTUS CARE TIPS FOR SEEDS/PLANTS
PLANTING YOUR SEEDS
With a little patience and effort, you should have no problem raising beautiful cacti from the seeds you receive from us. Please remember that the seeds will sprout over a period of time, so don’t be disappointed when only a few first start to sprout. The others will arrive given time. Usually most of the seeds will sprout between 3-10 weeks.
Bottom heat will give faster results, but is not an absolute necessity. If you can provide bottom heat, then by all means do so. If you cannot, then use shallow containers that can be covered with glass or plastic. The containers should be large enough to allow for 2 inches of crushed gravel or sharp sand (aquarium sand will do fine) to facilitate drainage. On top of the sand or gravel, you will need to place about 2 inches of sterilized soil. I recommend a mixture of 1 part sharp sand and 1 part peat humus. It is very important that the soil is sterilized. Heating soil in an oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes is a good way to assure it is properly sterlized.
Soak the soil with water mixed with fungicide. This will prevent damping off later on. Allow excess water to drain off. Press seeds lightly into soil and cover with about 1/8 inch of soil. Cover with glass or plastic and place in warm location. Keep soil damp but not wet. I suggest misting the surface regularly.
After the seeds have begun to sprout, leave the glass or plastic in place. Leave on for about two weeks. In the meantime make sure the container does not receive direct sunlight as this may kill the plants. When the cover is removed, make sure that the plants do not receive any strong drafts or sudden temperature changes. It will take a couple of days for the seedlings to become hardy.
CARING FOR YOUR PLANTS.
A few tips on caring for your new plants:
Never use tap water or alkaline water. Rainwater is best but tap water that has set in an open container for 2 days will be fine.
Cacti cannot tolerate high alkaline soil. Check your soil for ph if you have problems with cacti.
Use fungicide mixed in with your water often when watering.
Use very weak solutions of plant food when feeding. Too much fertilize will distort your plants.
Never expose young seedlings to direct sunlight. They need bright, diffused sunlight.
The quickest way to kill a cacti is overwatering it. Let soil dry out before rewatering.
Cacti are succeptable to aphids, mealy bugs, white flies and spider mites. Treat soil with systemic insecticides and add paradichlorobenzene crystals to soil if possible.
If a plant show signs of rot due to overwatering, cut out the affected part immediately. If the top of the plant is cut off, let it air dry for a few days then repot. Often it will reroot itself.
Brown scarring is often a sign of too much sunlight. Move plants to a more protected location.
If possible, let plants spend first winter in original planter the seeds were sowed in. If overcrowding will not allow this, try to disturb the roots as little as possible.
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