CACTUS – AGAVE – YUCCA
A&P Cactus Nursery in Mesa, Gilbert, and Queen Creek Arizona
Cactus for Sale at our East Valley Cactus Nurseries
At A&P Nursery’s Mesa, Gilbert, and Queen Creek locations, we have a wide variety of cactus, agave and yucca for sale. Along with other desert succulents such as aloes, and euphorbias. Cactus is a great way to add a desert flare to your xeriscape, you’ve come to the right place!
We Deliver and Plant Cacti!
Cacti delivery is available Monday to Friday. For cacti planting service details, please inquire at a specific A&P Nursery location.
Types of Cacti
Browse our collection of cacti for sale below, or drop by one of our East Phoenix Valley nurseries to see what we have to offer in person.
Although it is called the century plant, Agave Americana typically lives only 10 to 30 years. It has a spreading about 4 ft (1.2 m) of gray-green leaves up to 2 ft (0.6 m) long. When it flowers, the spike has big yellow flowers and may reach up to 8 ft (2.4 m) tall.
This agave is highly variable in form, but in general the rosettes are small and compact, growing to 0.5m, composed of short, rigid, thick leaves that are green with a pattern of distinctive white markings. Cream colored flowers are borne in erect racemes up to 4m in length.
A columnar cactus with each stem fast growing up to 4 inches wide, 3 feet tall, and clumping 6 – 7 feet wide. The plants can spread to about 7 feet. It’s fragrant blooms normally open at night and persist until early morning.
Candelilla (meaning “little candle”) is an apt name for this plant, which forms clusters of thin (about 1 cm), straight, wax-covered stems on gravelly flats and rocky ledges. It is leafless for most of the year but photosynthesizes through the stems. It produces many small, pink flowers on the upper parts of the stems.
With an often tree-like appearance, the Peruvian Apple Cactus’ cylindrical gray-green to blue stems can reach 10 metres (33 ft) in height and 10–20 cm in diameter. The nocturnal flowers remain open for only one night.
Easter Lily Cactus
Large pink flowers burst out from the white spine jeweled ribs of this cylinder shaped Cactus. Year-round beauty for an arid landscape or containers. Once established, this cactus needs only occasional watering.
This cactus is cylindrical, slow growing to 4 ft. tall and 2-1/2 ft. in diameter. A must in any desert landscape, the golden spines line the ribs of this globe shaped cactus, with the top adorned by bright yellow flowers emerging from a patch of wool.
This plant contains a latex like milky sap that is found in the roots, leaves and flowers. Poinsettias are members of the same genus and contain the same kind of sticky sap which can cause skin irritation in sensitive people.
Grey Desert Spoon
The Desert Spoon is a slow growing succulent. It grows a trunk up to 4 feet high and 4 feet wide. The Desert Spoon can tolerate drought and has blue green leaves. It has small white flowers on a 10 foot stalk in the summer. Do not over water.
This cactus grows in clumps of three to 60 stems per clump. Each light green stem grows up to 12 inches tall. As more and more stems grow, the clump can spread to 3 feet wide. The stems are cylindrical bodies with 11 to 14 ribs.
Mexican Cardon Cactus
Cardon is the tallest cactus species in the world, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 m (63 ft), with a stout trunk up to 1 m (3.3 ft) in diameter bearing several erect branches. It is a slow-growing plant, with a lifespan measured in hundreds of years.
Native Red Barrel
This cactus usually grows to about 60 cm (2 feet) long and about 30 cm (1 foot) in diameter. They endure the driest environments. Flowers, yellow to orange and purplish and sometimes fragrant, are up to 8 cm (3 inches) across.
More about Cacti
Cacti are native to the Americas, being found as far south as Patagonia and up into western Canada. (The Rhipsalis baccifera is the exception here, as it is also found in Africa and Sri Lanka.) Cacti are found mainly in extremely dry environments, and that includes here in Mesa, Gilbert, and Queen Creek. With their sharp spines and lack of leaves they stand as a sort of tribute to harshness of the environment for which they are born. Cacti add a natural, appropriate look to any desert landscape, and are useful landscape plants as we try to conserve water here in the east Phoenix desert.