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A&P Cactus Nursery in Mesa, Gilbert, and Queen Creek Arizona
Cactus for Sale at our East Valley Cactus Nurseries (480)396-8800

At A&P Nursery’s Mesa, Gilbert, and Queen Creek locations, we have a wide variety of cactus for sale, along with other desert succulents such as aloes, agaves, and euphorbias. If you’re looking 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.

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.

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Agave Americana

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.

Agave Victoria

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 coloured flowers are borne in erect racemes up to 4m in length.

Argentine Giant

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

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.


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Cereus Peruvians

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. The fruits, known locally as "pitaya" or Peruvian Apple, are thornless and vary in skin colour from violet-red to yellow.

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.

Golden Barrel

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.

 

Gopher Purge

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.


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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.

Hedgehog Cactus

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. Areoles – specialized areas on cacti from which spines grow – develop along the 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.


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Ocotillo

One of easiest plants to identify in the desert. They are a large shrub with long cane-like unbranched spiny stems that grow from a short trunk. Small 2 inch leaves will grow from the stems when there is enough moisture. Dense clusters of red tubular flowers grow from the end of the stems from March through June.

Prickly Pear Engelmannii

This cactus is generally shrubby, with dense clumps up to 3.5 metres (11 ft) high, usually with no apparent trunk. The pads are green (rarely blue-green), obovate to round, about 15–30 cm long and 12–20 cm wide.

Spines are extremely variable, with anywhere from 1-8 per areole, and often absent from lower areoles; they are yellow

Red Yucca

Red yucca (which is not a yucca) is a stalwart in the landscapes of Arizona and the southwest. Its dark green rosette of long, thin leaves rising fountain-like from the base provides an unusual sculptural accent, its long spikes of pink to red to coral bell-shaped flowers last from May through October, and it is exceedingly tough, tolerating extreme heat and cold.

Saguaro Cactus

The saguaro can grow to be over 50 ft tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. The saguaro blossom is the State Wildflower of Arizona. Saguaros have a relatively long lifespan. They may grow their first side arm any time from 75-100 years of age, but some never grow one at all.


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Santa Rita Pricky Pear

This is an accent plant that requires almost no care, especially if you want the color. They produce a peach flower and then that becomes a marble yellow. The less water they get, the more purple they become. They’re slow-growing compared with other opuntias, rarely getting higher than 6 feet.

Twin Flowered Agave

Hundreds of narrow leaves form a very symmetrical, compact rosette. The rugged, flexible leaves come to a sharp point but are unarmed like some of its close relatives. A majestic flower stem reaching as tall as 9 to 12 ft. appears when the plant reaches maturity, displaying masses of yellow flowers. Evergreen.

Twisted Cereus

The Twisted Cereus is a medium growing columnar cactus. This cactus grows 10 to 15 feet high and 4 to 6 feet wide.

The Twisted Cereus has gorgeous twisting lines and has huge cream colored blooms from spring to fall. Do not over water.

Variegated Agave Americana

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. This plant has yellow-green flowers that attract hummingbirds but plants do not bloom until they are several decades or so old and the plant dies after flowering. Plant in full sun. Irrigate occasionally to not at all.


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Yucca Pendula

This plant sports long, green, weeping leaves which sometimes looks like blades of grass. The plant grows to about 4-5 feet tall. White blooms will show up on the stems during the late Spring.

     

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.
 


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