Cacti, Agave & More
Across the Western United States, nothing symbolizes both the beauty of the desert and the hardiness of native plants more than cacti and agave. Available in limitless sizes, styles and textures, most of these plants thrive in hot sunny conditions and are naturally some of the lowest water using plants in the world.
Types of Cacti, Agave & More
Cholla cactus are a sight to behold, especially mass planted, for proof, visit the amazing Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park or make your own!
Queen Victoria Agave
Slow-growing, smaller Agave. We love to plant them in succulent gardens to add curb appeal and where its beauty can be admired by all!
Iconic agave with a bold structure and beautiful form. This medium-sized agave looks magnificent in any landscape application from a steep slope, desert rock garden or beachfront property!
Variegated Century Plant
Agave americana variegata
A more colorful version of Agave. Lighter, fleshier green leaves with creamy white to yellow marginal variegation. Great choice for adding color and sculptural interest to your landscape!
Weber's Century Plant
Weber's Century Plant, or Agave weberi, is a stately succulent with dramatic blue-green foliage. A very waterwise plant that loves full sun exposure.
Native to Arizona and northern Mexico, Agave parryi is sometimes called the artichoke agave due to its rosettes resembling giant artichokes. Mass planting creates a spectacular sight!
A bold and beautiful, medium-sized agave with vibrant blue-green to gray-green yellowish foliage and a unique structure that adds lots of character to any landscape.
Golden Barrel Cactus
One look and it’s easy to see how it got its common name. This stunning yellow globe adds a bright golden tint to any landscape.
Fishhook Barrel Cactus
A barrel shape and seasonal bright orange to yellow flowers makes this a must-have for anyone that wants to add dramatic effects into any succulent or xeriscape garden.
Totem Pole Cactus
Pachycereus schottii f. monstrosus
Known for its occasional abnormal growth forms, this is an interesting cactus with thornless brilliant moss green stalks that are smooth to the touch!
Mexican Fence Post
Stately, attractive and a must-have for anyone that loves cacti! Native to Mexico, you can’t help but notice this fast-growing cactus with dark green foliage and columnar trunks!
Has that classic cactus look. Can grow to be a large and wide columnar cactus with a tree-like appearance and is a welcome accent plant in any landscape.
Very few succulents can attain the massive width or height of this grandiose species. Admired for its stately, sculptural pattern and the interest it brings into any landscape.
Easy to grow, prized for its medicinal benefits. Equally admired for the colorful beauty it brings into landscapes. Leave it alone and let it grow in full sun!
Sticks on Fire
Easy to grow, beloved for its coral structure and colors. Turns into a bright fiery red in the winter. Looks like something in an underwater tropical coral reef!
A colorful cactus with blue-green colored flattened cactus pads and showy magenta flowers that bloom from spring to early summer. Great as hedges or in bird gardens.
Prickly Pear Cactus
Classic cactus characterized by its flat, fleshy pads that look like large leaves. Light green pads can turn to a wonderful shade of purple as it gets cooler.
Indian Fig Prickly Pear
Indian Fig Prickly Pear grow over a wide area, around 10 feet, and are suitable for wider coverage. Ideal for security screens and property borders, they produce large purple fruit on each leaf.
Cow's Tongue Prickly Pear
Named for the long, large spade-shaped structure of its leaves, the Cow's Tongue has similar growth habits to the Prickly Pear with a much different presentation.
Cardon Grande Cactus
A classic, tall, upright growing cactus that grows multiple arms with beautiful golden spines that can become larger and more colorful as it matures. Blooms large white flowers.
Yucca Pendula grows large blue-green leaves with a lighter structure allowing them to weep, giving this plant a graceful appearance that's welcome in almost any landscape.
Spanish Dagger is a sculptural plant and one that’s a great choice for adding year-round interest into any landscape from the beach to the desert!
Beautiful and durable drought tolerant plant that adds wonderful color and texture. Low maintenance with versatile landscaping options. Can be used to soften any harsh-looking scene.
Red Yuccas are Southwest natives with wonderful colors and textures and also one of the best accent plants you can find!
One of the hardiest trunk-forming yuccas with slender, blue-gray leaves and showy, creamy white flowers that appear in the summer. Very easy to grow!