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Rescue Cacti for Sale


  Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Rescue Plants Available in Tucson


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.

The TCSS Cactus Rescue Crew often acquires:
Barrels (2-14 inches in diam.; over 14 inches are too large to handle)    Rescue plants for sale
Pincushion (one to 10 heads) 
Hedgehog (one to 20 stems)
Cholla (up to 3 feet tall; keep very few to sell)
Prickly Pear (only have occasionally if a special variety)
The Cactus Rescue Crew occasionally sells these plants:
Ocotillo (6 inches to 6 feet tall, hard to re-establish, best to buy seed grown ocotillo)
Saguaro (up to 3 feet tall)  

Our Rescued cacti are sold at various public plant sales during the year depending on plant availability.  Our Blooming Barrel Sale in late August, if we have Barrels, is always a big hit since you can see bloom colors before purchasing. See our Events Calendar page for sale dates, locations and more 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 $20, some sold in flats of 15 small plants for $7
Ocotillo - about $4 per foot tall (to tallest cane)
Saguaros - Sliding scale $7 for 5", $45 for 2', $75 for 3' tall
Cholla - about $8 to $25 depending on size
Prickly Pear - about $7 to $15 depending on size

TCSS Members receive a 10% discount from marked tag prices (rescued cactus only).

Anyone who is interested in purchasing rescued cactus can email us (List@TucsonCactus.org), requesting that their email address is placed on our Cactus Sale notification list. You do NOT need to do this if you are a member. TCSS members already get notified of any sales events.

Please note that we do not ship or take orders, we only sell plants at our public sales. Contact local nurseries for these services, see our C&S Nurseries and Booksellers link.


For more information and photos of any of these Cacti, refer to our online C&S Plants Database.

We have two downloadable PDF publications to help you plant and care for your rescued plants:

How to Plant & Care for Your New Ocotillo

How to Plant & Care for Saguaro, Barrel or Hedgehog Cactus