All rescue plants available from TCSS are collected
per Arizona Native Plants Laws and carry the appropriate
state tags and seals. Plant salvage and recovery
is governed by state law under Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 3, Chapter 7, "Arizona Native Plants" which
is available on line from the Department
of Agriculture: Native Plants page.
Cactus Rescue Crew often acquires:
|Barrels (2-14 inches in diam.; over
14 inches tall by request only)
|Pincushion (one to 5 heads)
|Hedgehog (one to 25 stems)
|Cholla (up to 4 feet tall; all by request
|Prickly Pear (all by request only)
|The Cactus Rescue Crew occasionally
acquires these high demand plants:
|Ocotillo (6 inches to 10 feet tall)
|Saguaro (up to 4 feet tall)
|The Cactus Rescue Crew sometimes
acquires these plants:
|Coryphantha (not too plentiful)
|Agave (not too plentiful)
|Night Blooming Cereus (not too plentiful)
|Sotol (up to 2.5 feet in diam.; not
Our Rescued cacti are sold at various plant sales such as the Pima County Country Fair (Fall and Spring), Fiesta de las Flores Show and Sale at Foothills Mall, Tucson Botanical Garden Weird Plant Sale, Hacienda del Sol Resort Cactus Sale (Spring and Fall), and special TCSS Sales and Shows such as our Blooming Barrel Sale in late August. See our Events Calendar page for details.
Approximate prices of Rescued Cacti in our inventory (all are bare rooted; not potted)
Barrels - about $1.50 per inch diameter/height (greater of width or height)
Hedge Hogs - about $1.00 to $2.00 per stem
Pincushion/Mamms - range from $1 to $5
Ocotillo - about $4 per foot tall (to tallest cane, seldom have ocotillo)
Saguaros - Sliding scale $7 for 5", $45 for 2', $75 for 3', $100 for 4' tall (seldom have saguaros)
Cholla - about $8 to $25 depending on size (usually dug on request only)
Prickly Pear - about $7 to $15 depending on size (usually dug on request only)
TCSS Members receive a 10% discount from marked tag prices.
Anyone who is interested in purchasing rescued cactus can place their name on our Cactus Sale notification list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we do not ship or take orders. Contact local nurseries for these services, see our C&S Nurseries and Booksellers link.