About Ponderosa Cactus

Our Tucson Nursery Story

Established in 1986, Ponderosa Cactus stands as a beloved family-run Tuscon nursery and true family tradition. This business is currently shifting to the hands of the Carrasco family’s next generation. With deep wisdom transmitted from one generation to another, we’re deeply committed to crafting an outstanding selection of cactus varieties for our esteemed clientele.

Enter our sanctuary of desert flora and lose yourself in the splendor of these remarkable arid plants. Our meticulously chosen array showcases uncommon species and tried-and-true classics, all aimed at enhancing your existence with the magic of the natural world.

At Ponderosa Cactus, we provide top-tier plants and skilled advice to make sure your cacti flourish in any setting. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a novice to the world of cacti, our adept staff is ready to assist you in shaping an enthralling desert garden. Engage with the Carrasco lineage’s deep love for cacti and commence a botanical adventure with Ponderosa Cactus. Discover the serenity and charm of the desert through our remarkable cactus assortment. Welcome to our sanctuary of cacti, where familial customs and the marvels of nature unite.

Our Values

At Ponderosa Cactus, we believe that our values are the roots that nourish our connection with our customers. These values are the essence of who we are and what we strive for, every day in our family-owned business.



In our dedication to celebrating the beauty of the desert, we embrace environmentally responsible practices. We ensure that our cacti are sourced responsibly and that our cultivation methods are aligned with the preservation of our precious ecosystem. Our green journey isn’t just about cacti; it’s about nurturing the earth.


Quality and Excellence

We understand the uniqueness of each cactus, and we meticulously select and care for our collection to offer nothing but the best. From rare varieties to time-tested favorites, quality is at the core of everything we do. We commit to providing our clients with extraordinary specimens and expert guidance.


Family Tradition and Heritage

Rooted in the Carrasco family’s profound passion for cacti, we have nurtured a tradition that extends beyond business. The wisdom passed through generations is infused in every aspect of our work. Our family values are reflected in our commitment to fostering a close-knit community of cactus enthusiasts.


Innovation and Growth

While honoring our family tradition, we constantly seek to innovate and grow. We embrace new ideas and techniques to provide our customers with a captivating experience. We are dedicated to exploring new horizons in the world of cacti and other plants without losing sight of our heritage.


Customer Satisfaction

Your satisfaction is our priority. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our knowledgeable team is always here to help. We strive to create a personalized experience that aligns with your needs, assisting you in creating a desert landscape that thrives.

Experience Our Tucson Nursery

If you’re interested in cacti and other plants, come stop by Ponderosa Cactus in Tucson. We’re happy to help you explore our specimens and also offer services such as landscape design consultations.

Visit our Tucson nursery and plant shop today.