Cactus and Succulent Farm/Nursery ~ Proudly Serving Retail and Wholesale Clientele


"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

-Einstein

**WE ARE CURRENTLY MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR WEBSITE. IF YOU EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY PLACING AN ORDER PLEASE CALL OR TEXT (281) 591-8833, SO THAT A TEAM MEMBER MAY ASSIST YOU. A PORTION OF OUR PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOT LOADING PROPERLY, BUT WE CAN ASSURE YOU THAT THIS IS ONLY A TEMPORARY ISSUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING, TIME AND ATTENTION.**

The Cactus King offers the largest collection of cacti and succulents for sale on the planet! It is imperative to the owner, Mr. Lyn Rathburn, that the community at large have the same access to these magical plants as special collectors, museums, botanical gardens, zoos and landscapers. We love our plants and want to spread the joy they bring us with the rest of the world.

Kingly Shipping Practices

Wait, wait...You do not live in Texas? We are so sorry, that must be really tough! In terms of shipping, however, that is no problem. The Cactus King ships to every state in the USA aside from Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Breathe easy friend, The King has got you covered. There is no sales tax for clients located outside of Texas. For those residing in the great state of Texas, local sales tax of 8.25% will be applied to your order total. State and federal law unfortunately prohibits international shipments.

To verify prices and availability, call OR text (281) 591-8833 for assistance. Thank you.

Average Inquiry Response Time (from your friendly, imperial monarch)

The Cactus King and other commercial nurseries that sell common landscaping plants are unable to operate in the same fashion. Mr. Rathburn is a trained, expert botanist within an already highly specialized portion of horticulture/botany (cacti and succulents). Our nursery is run by a team of ten, dedicated employees. Each team member must undergo months of intensive training before being able to fulfill even the simplest of customer requests.

We work hard to respond to all inquiries in a timely manner. Please allow up to 2 business days for a response. The average response time is 1-2 hours. For urgent matters, please contact us via phone at (281) 591-8833 (call OR text).

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Shop Online Like A King!

The King decreed that the online minimum purchase amount be reduced from $50.00 to $25.00! All hail! All hail!

Our nursery is now proudly offering an electronic check payment option (ACH payments), via a secure online portal. This payment option will be officially available on our website within 24-48 hours. For those wishing to make a purchase beforehand, a link can be sent to accommodate said request. To do so, please follow the steps below...

1. Complete your order online
2. Text your order number/"ACH" to The King's phone line: (281) 591-8833
3. Wait to receive a link to our secure, online payment portal
4. Carefully follow the instructions on the provided ACH portal to complete payment
5. Congratulate yourself for making the best purchase of your life

The Cactus King will still be accepting

1. Checks
2. Money Orders
3. Cash (We do not suggest sending cash via mail as there is no paper trail)

Please mail web order payments to:

Lyn Rathburn
PO Box 16099
Houston, TX 77222

Please make checks and money orders out to "The Cactus King." Thank you!

Regal Eco-Friendly Practices

Participating in environmentally sustainable growing practices is at the crux of The Cactus King's philosophy. Aside from the beauty and magic that cacti and succulents bring (and it's substantial), they save an INCREDIBLE amount of water.

The Cactus King uses approximately 250 thousand gallons of water annually. A nursery of the same size that sells other popular landscaping plants, utilizes anywhere from 5 million to 12 million gallons of water each MONTH! We see no necessity in compromising the needs of our planet for the needs of our business.

Special Occasion? It's Your Day To Be The King!

It's no surprise that our clientele sees us as a destination, not simply a store to purchase another product. The Cactus King's customers frequently make the trip from different countries, cities and states. They enter with a look of magic and wonder on their faces. Botany students from surrounding universities come to observe and photograph our diverse collection of cacti and succulents. Brides and grooms to be often come to take engagement and wedding photos.

The magic of hundreds of species of cacti and succulents from all around the globe will almost certainly compliment your special occasion. Whether you are taking family photos, celebrating an engagement or have an interest in botany, The Cactus King is the place for you.

The cost to take photographs at our nursery is $40.00 per half hour.

Call OR text (281) 591-8833 today to make a reservation!

Gallery: 

Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)

Movies:

RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)

Television:

USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Zoos:

Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

The Cactus King's cacti and succulents have gone international! If you ever find yourself in China with a little spare time, head to the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom. It is the largest Aquarium in the world (no big deal, pun definitely intended).

The Cactus King's plants are also featured in the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom's partner parks. These include their water park, amusement park, crocodile park and botanical gardens.

News, Events, and Specials

Plan 48 - Directors Cut

The Cactus King was featured in a short film! If you haven't had a chance to visit our store in person then take a few minutes and watch this short film for a small glimpse of what we have to offer!


Click here to play a video file

**Special** Pottery Sale!

Click here to see our pottery!

Our Strawberry Pots are on a huge, temporary sale. We dropped the price from $12.00 to only $2.00 with a $10.00+ in person purchase!

As the picture shows, each pot has 4 - 5 openings on its sides. This allows you to plant separate cacti and/or succulents in each hole in addition to the normal opening on top.

Groovy.

Dimensions:

10.5" tall

Wholesaler?

HOURS

Monday through Saturday:
9am - 5pm

Sunday:
Closed

Interested in becoming the king of wholesalers? Click the "Wholesale" tab above for more information.

Find your dream plant!

The King's Hours

HOURS

Monday through Saturday:
9am - 5pm

Sunday:
Closed

Para asistencia en español, contáctenos en espanol@thecactusking.com. Gracias.

Addresses & Contact Information

Physical Address (IN-PERSON VISITS):
7900 I-45N
Houston TX, 77037

CLICK FOR MAP.

We're located directly next to the Taj Inn.
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Mailing Address (WEB ORDER PAYMENTS):

Lyn Rathburn
PO Box 16099
Houston, TX 77222

Please make checks/money orders out to "The Cactus King."
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Questions? Concerns? The CK team is here to help!

Phone:
(281) 591-8833 (call OR text)

Hablantes de español:
espanol@thecactusking.com