Welcome to The Cactus King - Specialized Cacti and Succulent Nursery

One Prickly Place

The Cactus King is a family run cactus and succulent nursery located in Houston, TX. The owner possesses expertise that few others share as a result of nearly 40 years experience in this specialized area of botany. Our small, dedicated team proudly boasts an offering of one of the most diverse cacti and succulent species collection worldwide! From Madagascar's Spiny Forest to The Chihuahuan Desert, The King most certainly has you covered. Our team sells both retail and wholesale (in person and online). Unlike many commercial nurseries, much of what is offered is grown completely from seed.

Our nursery offers columnar cacti, countless varieties of Euphorbias, hybrid Sansevierias, Yuccas, innumerable Aloe Vera strains, Agave plants, Caudiciforms, Mammillaria cacti among an unprecedented number of other varieties.

View The King's comprehensive database of cacti and succulents. We both know you want to...

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 us today at (281) 591-8833 or via email at turnera@thecactusking.com to book a date and time!

Shop Online Like A King!

Due to a rise in fraudulent charges, effective immediately, The Cactus King is only 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:
The Cactus King
625 West Canino Road
Houston, TX 77037

There is a minimum of $50.00 per web order.

The Cactus King services the entire United States. 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 added.

To verify prices and availability, either reach out via email to order@thecactusking.com or call (281) 591-8833 for assistance.

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!

The Cactus King sees no necessity in compromising the needs of our planet for the needs of its business.

"If you get stuck by a cactus, it's really a cactus kiss. We all know love hurts"


New York Botanical Gardens
Houston Zoo
San Antonio Zoo
Houston Rodeo
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan

We are international as well! If you are ever in China you can see plants from the Cactus King. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom the Largest Aquarium in the world. We can be seen in many of their other parks as well. Water Park, Amusement Park, Crocodile Park and Botanical Gardens.

Our cactus and succulents have been used in both commercials and movies.

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!

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Special - Pottery & Cactus Gardens on Sale

Click here to see our pottery!
Click here to see our cactus gardens!

Adenium Hybrid Flower

Our cuttings go for $2.50 during our Special!

We have a huge selection of Adenium obesum hybrids. Each flower is unique and the Adenium obesum is easy to propagate from seed. Since they are to young to flower still, we cannot guarantee what color you will receive. They are all beautiful colors.Click here to browse our selection of flowers.

Cutting-$2.50, 4"-$3.50, 1gal-$11.00


The King's Hours

Monday through Saturday: 9am - 5pm

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

Location And Contact Information

Physical Address:
7900 I-45N
Houston TX, 77037

We're located directly next to the Taj Inn.

Mailing Address (web orders):
625 West Canino Road
Houston, TX 77037

Questions? Concerns? The CK team is here to help!

Email: turnera@thecactusking.com
Hablantes de español: espanol@thecactusking.com

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