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Cacti Agave and More

Across the Western United States, nothing symbolizes both the beauty of the desert and the hardiness of native plants more than cacti and agave. Available in limitless sizes, styles and textures, most of these plants thrive in hot sunny conditions and are naturally some of the lowest water using plants in the world.

Types of Cacti Agave and More

Cholla

Cholla

Opuntia varieties

Many species of Cholla are found in the desert Southwest. We take pride to find and stock the most attractive and unique specimens available in Arizona.

Queen Victoria Agave

Queen Victoria Agave

Agave victoriana

The Queen Victoria Agave form a well rounded symmetrical cluster of uniform leaves that look fantastic in any desert landscape, especially when planted in rows.

Century Plant

Century Plant

Agave americana

One of the largest available Agave, Century Plants grow a pup cluster of large blue-green leaves forming at the base of the plant that's ideal for open areas.

Variegated Century Plant

Variegated Century Plant

Agave americana varigata

Variegated Century Plants share the same growing traits with other Century Plants, but boast a yellow to cream white marginal variegation along the leaves.

Weber's Century Plant

Weber's Century Plant

Agave weberii

Murphy's Agave is a slow growing Agave with blue-green to yellow leaves that form an upright rosette. Native to Arizona and Mexico, this Agave loves the sun.

Parry's Agave

Parry's Agave

Agave parryii

Unrivaled when it comes to sculptural beauty and character, Parry's Agave thrives in hot and dry climates. Cold hardy, it’s a spectacular landscape gem!

Murphy's Agave

Murphy's Agave

Agave murphyii

Murphy's Agave is a slow growing Agave with blue-green to yellow leaves that form an upright rosette. Native to Arizona and Mexico, this Agave loves the sun.

Golden Barrel Cactus

Golden Barrel Cactus

Echinocactus grusonii

Named for its unmistakable shape and bright golden tint, the Golden Barrel Cactus grows very slowly, allowing landscapers to ensure the perfectly round shape stays intact.

Fishhook Barrel Cactus

Fishhook Barrel Cactus

Echinocactus grusonii

Fishhook Barrel Cactus are named such for the long, curved thorns that cover the length of the cactus' ridges. Displays an orange-yellow bloom in spring.

Totem Pole Cactus

Totem Pole Cactus

Pachycereus schottii f. monstrosus

Thornless and smooth to the touch, this cactus grows long stems with a bumpy structure unique to each plant specimen.

Mexican Fence Post

Mexican Fence Post

Pachycereus Marginatus

Native to Mexico, this post-style Cactus grows multiple long stems straight from the base. Small pink flowers will form along the cacti's ridges for added spring color.

Argentine Toothpick

Argentine Toothpick

Stetsonia coryne

This cactus forms arms from the main stem covered in long, "toothpick" style thorns. A great classic cactus look. Let Moon Valley do the planting!

Hercules Aloe

Hercules Aloe

Aloe barberae

Hercules Aloe grow to be quite large - up to 15 feet - and due to the leaves' red/bronze tint, a great way to add a splash a color to your desert landscape.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe barbadensis

Aloe Vera is commonly known for its many medicinal uses, but it's also a fantastic specimen of native desert life that looks right at home in many landscapes.

Sticks on Fire

Sticks on Fire

Euphorbia tirucalli

Fast becoming one of our most popular varieties, Sticks on Fire have an amazing coral structure and natural color, turning a bright fiery red in the winter.

Beaver Tail Prickly Pear

Beaver Tail Prickly Pear

Opuntia basilaris

Beaver Tail Prickly Pear Cactus are named for the paddle-shaped leaves that have a light purple tint to them. In spring, an abundant pink bloom is followed by yellow cactus fruit.

Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus

Opuntia basilaris

Prickly Pear Cactus are what most of the world thinks of when they hear "cactus". The classic shape and color of the Prickly Pear will bring a touch of Arizona to your landscape.

 Indian Fig Prickly Pear

Indian Fig Prickly Pear

Opuntia ficus-indica

Indian Fig Prickly Pear grow over a wide area and are suitable for wider coverage. Ideal for security screens and property borders, they produce large purple fruit on each leaf.

Cow's Tongue Prickly Pear

Cow's Tongue Prickly Pear

Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis

Named for the long, large spade-shaped structure of its leaves, has similar growth habits to the Prickly Pear with a look distinguishing this plant from all other Opuntias.

Cardon Grande Cactus

Cardon Grande Cactus

Trichocereus terscheckii

Closely resembling the mighty Saguaro, it grows multiple arms out of the primary stem, blooming large white flowers out of the top of the structure during summer months.

Yucca Pendula

Yucca Pendula

Yucca pendula

Grows an array of long blue-green leaves with a lighter structure allowing them to weep, giving it a graceful appearance welcome in almost any landscape.

Spanish Dagger

Spanish Dagger

Yucca gloriosa

Spanish Dagger's grow long stiff leaves with dark green foliage and unique trunks when mature. These yucca's work well in nearly any landscape style.

Desert Spoon

Desert Spoon

Dasylirion wheeleri

Offers a striking balance of beauty and strength. Thrives in both desert and tropical landscapes and is an attractive addition to yards with a swimming pool or patios.

Red Yucca

Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parvifolia

An excellent accent plant for desert and transition areas. It produces tall spikes of reddish-pink flowers that continue to bloom all summer. Attracts hummingbirds.

Yucca Rostrata

Yucca Rostrata

Yucca rostrata

With its slender, blue-gray leaves and showy creamy white flowers in the summer, the striking looks of Yucca Rostrata will beautify your landscape all year long.

Squid Agave

Squid Agave

Agave bracteosa

Great for tropical and desert gardens. Makes for an interesting container or dry rock garden plant with arching, spineless green leaves providing a unique silhouette.

Blue Flame Agave

Blue Flame Agave

Agave shawii x attenuata 'Blue Flame'

A beautiful, soft edged agave that grows in a clumping pattern with tight rosettes of blue foliage that appears almost flame like.

Cornelius Agave

Cornelius Agave

Agave americana 'Cornelius'

This dwarf agave is a bright and unique addition to any landscape style. Use in rock gardens, borders or as lower filler near and around palm trees, shade trees, etc...

Smooth Agave

Smooth Agave

Agave desmettiana

A smooth and spineless agave that's great for use around desert and oasis ramadas and patios. It's a perfect addition to any style landscape!

Variegated Smooth Agave

Variegated Smooth Agave

Agave desmettiana -v- marginata

Variegated Smooth Agave have long dark green leaves contrasted by yellow edges that will curl upwards, giving it a tighter rosette style appearance.

Gopher Plant

Gopher Plant

Euphorbia rigida

A unique, silvery-green upright growing succulent with a bright yellow bloom in late winter to early spring. Great planted in pots, rock gardens, poolscapes, etc...

White Striped Agave

White Striped Agave

Agave americana mediopicta 'Alba'

Extremely hardy and easy to grow in any landscape, this is one pretty agave! Dramatic leaves with creamy white bands down the center. Looks look like a living sculpture.

Blue Glow Agave

Blue Glow Agave

Agave 'Blue Glow'

Blue Glow Agave has a compact form with dramatic blue-green foliage and texture. It's a perfect choice for any low-water design landscape.