A Succulent Resource Guide

By: Matthew V Maggio

Matthew V Maggio has been passionate about horticulture from his childhood days in the vegetable garden through an educational process…

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We asked author and succulent specialist Matthew Maggio to suggest some good sources for the many and varied plants that he incorporated in the new Succulent Garden at Sherman Library & Gardens, featured in the October 2010 issue of Pacific Horticulture. He provided the following list, which is by no means a complete list of Southern California nurseries specializing in succulents, but it is an excellent list of quality sources for the plants that now appear in the Succulent Garden.

Nursery Sources

Altman Plants
3742 Blue Bird Canyon Road
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 744-8191
www.cactuscollection.com
Wholesale and mail order; online catalog

Bach’s Cactus Nursery, Inc.
8602 North Thornydale Road
Tucson, AZ 85742
www.bachs-cacti.com
Walk-in wholesale and retail

Cactus Canyon Nursery
33439 Couser Canyon Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 742-1308
www.cactus-canyon.com
eMail: ron@cactus-canyon.com
Wholesale and retail by appointment; online catalog

Grigsby Cactus Gardens
2354 Bella Vista Drive
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 727-1323
www.cactus-mall.com/grigsby/
Mail order and walk-in retail; online catalog

La Mission Cacti & Succulents
2306 E Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 522-9681
Retail by appointment

Live Art Plantscapes, Inc.
18809 Plummer Street
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 678-6268
www.liveartplants.com
Wholesale and retail; excellent source of bromeliads

Mesa Garden PO Box 72
Belen, NM 87002
(505) 864-3131
eMail: cactus@swcp.com
Mail order, excellent source of mesembs

Oasis Water Efficient Gardens
10816 Reidy Canyon Trail
Escondido, CA 92026
www.oasis-plants.com
Walk-in wholesale and retail; online catalog

Plants for the Southwest
50 E Blacklidge Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 628-8773
www.lithops.net
eMail: boscoe@lithops.com
Mail order and walk-in retail; online catalog

Rain Shadow Designs
16600 Runnymede St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 782-2075
eMail: cactusmatt1@yahoo.com
Retail by appointment; this is the author’s own nursery

Rancho Soledad Nurseries, Inc.
18539 Aliso Canyon Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-3717
www.ranchosoledad.com
Walk-in wholsale and retail

Starr Nursery
3340 West Ruthann Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 743-7052
www.starr-nursery.com
Mail order; excellent source for agaves

Valley Center Cacti
12837 Hideaway Lake Road<
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 717-1321
Wholesale only

Please be sure to mention Pacific Horticulture when contacting any of these vendors.

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