Wholesale Clientele

The Cactus King is proud to supply premium quality cacti and succulents to wholesale clientele nationwide.

To become The King of wholesale, please:

1. Click here to download required wholesaler paperwork

2. Complete applicable paperwork (don't forget to sign/date at bottom)

3. Return the paperwork to us either via:

a) Email at turnera@thecactusking.com (wholesale clientele only)
b) In-person


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Due to the complex nature of this particular section of horticulture/botany, The Cactus King has a small, but dedicated team. We always attempt to respond to inquiries as they come in, however, this is not always possible.

Most inquiries will be responded to within 1 business day. Please allow a maximum response time of 2 business days. In the event that you require immediate assistance, please feel free to contact us via phone at (281) 591-8833 (text or call).

Thank you!


QUESTION: Wait, The Cactus King doesn't take credit cards? How do I pay?

ANSWER: The Cactus King is now proudly offering an electronic check payment option (ACH payments), via a secure online portal. Additionally, our nursery accepts paper checks, money orders and cash. We never suggest paying with cash unless your company's order will be paid for in person. Please send all paper checks and/or money orders to the address listed below AFTER receiving your order total.

Lyn Rathburn
PO Box 16099
Houston, TX 77222

Please make paper checks and money orders out to "The Cactus King."

Thank you!

QUESTION: I don't live in Texas, does The Cactus King ship to other states?

ANSWER: You do not live in Texas? We are so sorry, that must be tough! In terms of shipping, that is no problem. The Cactus King ships to every state in the USA aside from Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. Breathe easy, The King has you covered.


1. Alaska
2. Hawaii
3. Puerto Rico

QUESTION: Can my company make its own shipping arrangements?

ANSWER: Yes, you can! The Cactus King will coordinate with a courier of your company's choosing. A word of caution, many couriers will not ship live plants as they do not want to take on the liability. The Cactus King uses FedEx ground or freight for all shipments.

The Cactus King will still prep, package and load the order for you. Normal orders are shipped on Thursdays and Fridays via FedEx. For custom or larger, palatalized orders, The Cactus King’s expert team will work as quickly as possible to prepare your order for shipment. If the shipment is urgent, please indicate this, so we can work together to get your company's order out within the time-frame required.

Labor, prep and packaging fees still apply regardless of whether The Cactus King arranges for FedEx ground or freight to pick up your order or if a company utilizes their own courier.

QUESTION: What does The Cactus King's labor, prep and packaging fees cover?

ANSWER: Packaging fees cover the cost of:

1. Boxes
2. Box fillers (i.e., paper, packing peanuts)
3. Packing tape

Prep and labor fees cover the cost of time-intensive:

1. Labor to pull a company's plants
2. Soil removal to ship bare root in compliance with state and federal law
3. Inspection/cleaning of each plant

QUESTION: Does The Cactus King ship bare root?

ANSWER: Specimens above 1 gallon are shipped bare root. 1 gallon and 4” plants are shipped in soil. Larger, heavy specimens (i.e., Yucca trees), may be potted/require the use of a pallet. Aside from helping to stop the spread of invasive species (something we take very seriously), bare root practices bring shipping costs down significantly for our clientele.

Moreover, The Cactus King must abide by strict agricultural laws that govern shipping practices. Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington must always receive plants bare root.


1. 1 gallon/4" potted plants are shipped in soil
2. Larger, heavy specimens (i.e., Yucca trees), may be potted/require the use of a pallet

QUESTION: When will my order ship? Will The Cactus King let me know?

ANSWER: The Cactus King ships boxed, mail orders on Thursdays and Fridays. This assists our ability to keep operations running smoothly.

When an order and its corresponding payment arrives, the check or money order will be deposited that same day. Payments received, deposited AND cleared by Tuesday at 6am will be filled and shipped that Thursday or Friday. Payments received, deposited AND cleared any time after Tuesday at 6am will be filled and shipped the following Thursday or Friday.

All orders are filled chronologically. All orders ship out via FedEx ground, which carries an estimated delivery window of 3-5 business days. You will know that your order has shipped when you receive an auto generated tracking number, created and directly supplied by FedEx.

QUESTION: A landscape architect's breathing down my neck, can you photograph my plants and include them with my quote?

ANSWER: As mentioned above, The Cactus King consists of a small, but dedicated team. We always do our best to provide your company with superior customer service. The Cactus King's property is located on 5 acres and it is too time intensive to consistently provide photographs to all clientele. Your company can certainly request photographs, but we cannot provide a strict guarantee that it will be fulfilled. At the very least, we do provide photographs of our plants on our website.

QUESTION: Are 4" potted cacti/succulents picked at the discretion of The Cactus King or does my company control which varieties are selected?

ANSWER: Plant selection is only at the discretion of The Cactus King when a company chooses to order the "1000 count, 2" cactus OR succulent mix" special (45 cents per plant). In this case, said company would only need indicate whether they want 1,000 cacti, 1,000 succulents or a mix of both cacti and succulents. From there, The Cactus King will choose 1000 plants for you.

4" cacti and succulents, however, are a different story. Your company can choose the specific plants that they want. The Cactus King does ask that singular species in 4" pots are ordered by the flat (15 cacti per flat/18 succulents per flat). Singular species in 1-gallon pots must please be ordered at a minimum of 2 per specie.

Any plants ordered in larger pots have no restrictions. The only constraint is that every web/email/phone order must reach a minimum total of $200.00 (not including shipping). For instance, if you were placing an order for succulents in 4" pots, you would be required to purchase 200 of them at $1.00 each.

QUESTION: When I come to make in person wholesale purchases, what do I need to bring to show I have a wholesale account with The Cactus King?

ANSWER: There is no necessity to bring any documentation if you already sent us your paperwork. At most, please mention that you spoke with Austin, provided your paperwork via email and that your company has a wholesale account with The King. If you have a business card on you that is a plus, but not required.

If you did not submit your paperwork prior to arrival, no problem! A Cactus King team member will provide said paperwork on the spot. Please bring your business card, if possible. The Cactus King will need to record your Sales Tax Number. Without this information, your company will be charged sales tax.

QUESTION: What is the minimum purchase amount for web/email orders?

ANSWER: $200.00 is the minimum (plus packaging/shipping costs).

QUESTION: What is the minimum purchase amount for will call/walk-in orders?

ANSWER: $200.00 is the minimum purchase amount for your company’s first, in-person purchase. All subsequent, in-person orders have a minimum purchase amount of $50.00.



“X” = Plant is sold out OR plant is not currently available.

“4-inch succulent flats 18 each” = 4” singular, succulent specie requested in less than minimum quantity (1 flat, 18 per succulent specie).

“4-inch cactus flats 15 each” = 4” singular, cactus specie requested in less than minimum order quantity (1 flat, 15 per cactus specie).

“1-gallon singular specie 2 each” = 1-gallon, singular cactus OR succulent specie requested in less than minimum order quantity (2 per cactus specie or 2 per succulent specie).

“Size___only” = Plants requested that we do have in stock, but not in the specific size requested. The size(s) available will be listed (i.e., “5 gallon only”).

“Small” = Specimen(s) may be on the smaller side of advertised pot size.

“Later” = Plant is not currently available, but will become available later in the season. If interested, please request updates every 3-4 weeks.

“May not be rooted” = Specie may not currently have an established root system (made from a cutting/recently propagated).


1st picture:

Mammillaria boscana -v- rosaflora (White cacti - pinkish-red flowers)
Mammillaria boscana -v- multilanata (White cacti - white flowers with red edges)

2nd picture:

Aloe barberae x dichotoma (Aloe barberae 'Hercules')


Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


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


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


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.

Wholesale/Retail Hours

Monday through Saturday:
9am - 6pm


Interested in becoming The King of wholesalers? Click the "Wholesale" tab above for more information.
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Find your dream plant!

Addresses & Contact Information

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


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

Lyn Rathburn
PO Box 16099
Houston, TX 77222

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

(281) 591-8833 (call OR text)

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