For any of you that might be interested in trying to grow cacti or succulents from seed, here is a list of a few places that might be able to offer the seed of that special plant you've always wanted to someday grow.

This is a list that was compiled by a couple of members from our local Cactus and Succulent Group in the Edmonton, Alberta area.


1. Alplains, in Colorado.

Large selection of cacti, agaves and rock

garden seeds. www.alplains.com

2. SuccSeed, in Sweden. Real exotics, and

the web site photos make your mouth

water. www.succseed.com

3. Mesa Garden, in New Mexico. Seeds,

books and lots of growing advice.

www.mesagarden.com

4. Koehres Kakteen, in Germany. A variety

of cacti, succulents and others, good

service. www.koehres-kaktus.de

5. Cactus & Succulent Society of America.

Click on seed depot (or see CSSA’s

newsletter). www.shop.cssainc.org

6. Cactus & Succulent Plant Mall. A seed

section and a great aggregator of information.

www.cactus-mall.com

7. British Cactus & Succulent Society.

Seeds, much else. www.bcss.org.uk

8. Gardens North, in Nova Scotia. Hardy

seeds, some cacti & succulents, GA-3

germinator. www.gardensnorth.com

9. Dominion Seed House, in Ontario.

Hardy plants, including succulents.

www.dominion-seed-house.com

10. Stokes Seeds in Ontario has occasional

cactus & succulent seeds.

www.stokeseeds.com

11. Cactus-Succulent Literature, in Czech

Republic. Nice photos, good selection.

www.cactus-succulent.com

12. Sacred Succulents, in California. Rare

and endangered species, related material.

www.sacredsucculents.com

13. Rareexoticseeds, in Quebec. Lots of

things, including cacti and GA-3 germinator.

www.rarexoticseeds.com

14. Dave’s Garden, in California. An information

aggregator, with numerous

seed sources. www.davesgarden.com

15. Desert Canyon Gifts, in Colorado.

Saguaros, ocotillos, dish gardens, etc.

www.desertcanyongifts.com

16. The Cactus Store, in Arizona. Seeds

supplied by Phoenix Desert Nursery.

www.cactusstore.com

17. Bohemia Cactus, in Czech Republic.

Lists numerous worldwide seed

sources. www.cactus.cz/english/links

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