Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: What's your favorite place to buy cacti online?

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Name: Paul
AV, southern California
Zone 8B/9A, Mojave Desert
Region: California
cahdg6891
Aug 30, 2016 3:24 PM CST
Can anyone tell me some good online stores for cacti? Usually I just go on eBay or to Lowes etc. Recommendations please! Smiling
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Aug 30, 2016 3:35 PM CST
I get 99% of my planis from eBay. Gene
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 30, 2016 4:33 PM CST
I have gotten plants on eBay also. I buy only from U.S. based companies whose main business is in the plant nursery trade.

Other favorites include Arid Lands Greenhouses:

http://aridlandswholesale.com/oscommerce/

For cold hardy cactus:

http://www.coldhardycactus.com/

http://www.geoscapenursery.com/Cactus.html
Name: Nancy Mumpton
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nmumpton
Aug 30, 2016 5:23 PM CST
http://www.miles2go.com is terrific! Great prices and he has the best plants. I also like Arid Lands as well. I do use Ebay but you have to be a little careful there whether you are getting what is pictured or a smaller plant.

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Name: Diane Mckee
Florida (Zone 10a)
RedSonja
Aug 30, 2016 6:49 PM CST
EBay definitely. If you're into Haworthias Rennys_haworthia has incredible specimens. He always shows the mother plant plus the offshoot you are bidding on. Decent shipping costs too. There are a lot of Asian and eastern European sellers but I'm kinda wary of the long shipping times. If you're looking for the basic starter plants or cuttings to use in a wreath or diy project then Succulent Source is good. High shipping costs but everything arrives very well packed and intact.
Name: Paul
AV, southern California
Zone 8B/9A, Mojave Desert
Region: California
cahdg6891
Aug 30, 2016 10:49 PM CST
All of these websites look great. Thank you! Big Grin
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Sep 4, 2016 10:02 AM CST
Ebay is too expensive especially their shipping. I love 'Miles to Go' and 'Mesa Gardens' <http://www.mesagarden.com/succplnt.html>. Bob Smoley just passed this spring but his wife Mary is continuing the business, <http://www.bobsmoleys.com/sansev.html>. Also I noticed that many plants are missed labeled on Ebay. Also note joining Paypal for protection when purchasing from ebay.
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Name: Alisa
Gresham, Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon
Purplebloomcactus
Sep 8, 2016 11:23 AM CST
cahdg6891 said:Can anyone tell me some good online stores for cacti? Usually I just go on eBay or to Lowes etc. Recommendations please! Smiling


Hi If you like Christmas cactus I have two varieties on sale! (Cuttings only) check my plant page list ! Hurray! or for more Whitton's greenhouse. I also, trade on Facebook like Hoilday cactus lovers and succulent groups.
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Sep 8, 2016 11:36 AM CST
It is hard to generalize about eBay. Depends on your ability to read between the lines as it were, and your own experience. I do not have issues doing it. No overpriced S&H, plants labeled correctly. Many sellers even throw in an extra plant. Gene
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Sep 13, 2016 10:15 AM CST
eBay. I just rec'd a nice, well packed package, FedEx, arrived in 2 days. Fair S&H, great price on the rare plant I won. Seller included 2 other plants worth 1/2 of what I paid for all. Gene

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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Sep 15, 2016 4:20 PM CST
Well, I guess you answered my question now on where you purchased you new Sans. from. Nice.
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Name: Diane Mckee
Florida (Zone 10a)
RedSonja
Sep 19, 2016 5:32 PM CST
So far I haven't had any problems with eBay. I stick to sellers that have 98% plus ratings. I just received a beautiful Haworthia cooperi truncata for under $10 including shipping. 3 huge healthy mother plants with about 15 good sized offshoots. Instant Xmas presents for my plant loving friends.

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