Tucson Plant Nursery

About Ponderosa Cactus

Welcome to Ponderosa Cactus – A Carrasco Family Tradition. Founded in 1986, Ponderosa Cactus is a cherished family-owned and operated business, now transitioning to the second generation of the Carrasco Family. With profound expertise passed down through generations, we take immense pride in curating exceptional cactus specimens for our valued customers. Step into our cacti oasis and immerse yourself in the beauty of these unique desert plants. Our carefully selected collection features rare varieties and time-tested favorites, all designed to infuse your life with the wonder of nature.

At Ponderosa Cactus, we offer quality plants and expert guidance to ensure your cacti thrive in any environment. Whether you’re an experienced collector or a first-time cactus enthusiast, our knowledgeable team is here to help you create a captivating desert landscape. Embrace the Carrasco family’s profound passion for cacti and embark on a green journey with Ponderosa Cactus. Experience the tranquility and allure of the desert with our extraordinary cactus selection. Welcome to our haven of cacti, where family tradition and nature’s wonders come together.

A Wide Variety Of Plants

Explore our extensive selection of plants at Ponderosa Cactus, featuring a captivating range beyond exquisite cactus specimens! Discover a spectrum of stunning succulents with unique charm and low-maintenance allure. From Echeverias to Haworthias, our succulent collection will captivate your senses.

Venture into the world of lush foliage with our tropical plants, bringing a slice of paradise to your home. Be mesmerized by the vibrant colors and lush textures of our Calatheas, Monsteras, and Philodendrons. Delight in the elegance of flowering beauties as our Orchids and Bromeliads bloom gracefully. Their striking blooms will infuse your surroundings with color and sophistication. Our classic houseplants like Pothos, Snake Plants, and Peace Lilies offer timeless beauty and air-purifying benefits for those seeking a touch of tradition.

And, of course, immerse yourself in the allure of our stunning cacti collection, ranging from the architectural Yucca Rostrata to the striking beauty of Myrtillocactus Geometrizans. Each cactus showcases the resilience and unique character of these desert wonders. Nurture your love for greenery with our various plants, meticulously selected to thrive in various environments.

At Ponderosa Cactus, we are committed to providing unparalleled botanical experience. Come explore the world of diverse plants, including an impressive array of cacti, and find the perfect ones to grace your space with beauty and vitality.

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What People Are Saying

Hope S
Love love love PC! Great selection, ambiance & service! Highly recommend! Also, great prices! Thank you to everyone at PC!
Nancy A
Esmerelda, Ponderosa Cactus owner, and her team were more than knowledgeable and helpful, they were magicians with all these gorgeous succulence, cacti, plants and accessories. Their prices were very reasonable! Their selection was vast and their desire to help was refreshing! You bet I'm returning again and again!
Jason K
Always good service from a hardworking family that's been in the business for decades. My business always calls Ponderosa when we need something desert plant-related. The new location on Ft Lowell is staffed by a fantastic couple. The selection is great and the place looks awesome. Bueno Suerte, Ponderosa people.
Marty C
Maricela is great to work with! We are "fixing" our front yard and she had a great assortment of desert plants and was most accommodating. Gave us some great info and great pricing! We'll be back!!
Christopher P
This place is amazing, like going to the botanical gardens for free! The lady working was ever so helpful, and really told us exactly what we needed to know. At times, she overwhelmed me with all her knowledge, but overall, an awesome experience.
Rachel E
Great variety of plants and extremely healthy! The whole crew at Ponderosa Cactus are extremely helpful and great to work with. Not to mention their prices are INCREDIBLE! They are some of the most reasonable prices in town. Love this place and cannot wait to come back for more!
Veronica B
Ponderosa Cactus did a phenomenal job with the installation of my multi-armed saguaro. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and the nursery itself is breathtaking! I love it here and will be back
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Gift Shop

In addition to our selection of plants, you can find charming gifts and decor items at Ponderosa Cactus. We have beautiful pots with Southwestern flair and bold colors that perfectly complement our array of cacti and houseplants. Our collection is bound to impress plant enthusiasts and interior design lovers alike. In addition to pots, we offer a curated selection of unique items that are perfect for gifting or adding a personal touch to your space.

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Wholesale Plants

Our dedicated wholesale location extends our green thumb to local businesses, landscapers, and public projects in Tucson and beyond. Here, we offer a vast range of plants in bulk quantities and offer not only the highest quality plants, but also a convenient and cost-effective solution for businesses and organizations. We understand the unique horticultural needs of Tucson’s climate, and our wholesale selection reflects this expertise. Our wholesale center is the ideal source for all your large-scale plant needs.

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Landscaping Design Consultations

As one of Tucson’s leading providers of desert flora, we understand the region’s unique climate. We are here to help you navigate the fascinating world of drought-resistant landscaping. We’ll consider your microclimate, soil, and design preferences to make thoughtful recommendations about the best plants for your needs. You can apply the cost of this consultation ($100 per 30 minutes) as a credit to purchases at our plant store.

Where To Find Us

3751 E Fort Lowell Rd,

Tucson, AZ 85716,

United States

1870 W Wetmore Rd,

Tucson, AZ 85705,

United States

Come Check Us Out

No matter where you visit us, you can count on friendly service and an exceptionl selection of cacti and houseplants. We also offer charming gifts and unique decor items. At Ponderosa Cactus, we are here to help you add some greenery to your indoor and outdoor spaces and are happy to answer any questions you may have about our selection.

Visit our plant nursery in Tucson today.