We're a small business in southwestern New Mexico that grows cacti and succulents from seed and cuttings. We have a wide range for sale on our website, at shows, wholesale, and by appointment. If you're curious to know what it takes to grow beautiful plants like these, you are in the right spot! We'll be posting photographs of our plants with information about their care and feeding, as well as interesting regular updates on what is happening in the greenhouses.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dish Gardens for Mother's Day!

While WE are preparing for the show in El Paso, YOU should be considering what you will give your mother for Mother's Day. It's coming right up--Sunday, May 12--and we have just the right gift...a DISH GARDEN from Rio Grande Cacti.

These delightful little Talavera pots will contain healthy, beautiful succulents that take little care and are sure to please all those Moms who say, "Oh, I have no green thumb. I always kill plants."  Succulents need to be watered only once a week  and allowed to dry out between waterings...what could be more perfect?

Order now so you will have it in time to put on her tray for her special Mother's Day breakfast in bed. You can order from our Rio Grande Cacti website.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Does your mother like cacti and succulents?

Ask us how to order our mother's day present.  Remember, it's Sunday, May 12.

A limited number of these will be shipped to Mother's nationwide.

Watch for details.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Albuquerque and Austin

On April 13 and 14th we will be selling at the New Mexico Cactus and Succulent Society Annual Show and Sale in Albuquerque, at the Albuquerque Garden Center on Lomas west of Eubank.

We also will be in Austin at the AUSTIN CACTUS and SUCCULENT SOCIETY 2013 Spring Show and Sale.  The information on the 2012 Fall Show is applicable.

Stop in and see us at either location.  We will have hundreds of plants for you to see.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

We made it to the Denver Botanic Gardens.  The two-day sale is going well.  We still have a good selection for you to see and would be nice to have friends drop by to visit.


Friday, March 8, 2013

We are busy getting ready for the Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale at the Denver Botanic Garden.  It will be March 16 and 17th, 2013.  We will have a very large selection of succulents (view other posts for photos).  We will also bring cacti that are hardy in the Denver area.  Be sure to come and see us!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Succulents as gifts

This beautiful (though foul-smelling) succulent is a Stapelia--a South African milkweed. The smell enables it to be pollinated by flies.

This is just one of the huge varieties of succulents we have available for sale. Succulents are easy to grow and provide a nice change of pace from the regular potted plants and flowers given as gifts at this time of year. Take a look at our website for more examples. It's not too early to start thinking about Easter and Mother's Day gifts!  Rio Grande Cacti