Live cactus plant cuttings are generally shipped within about a week. Occasionally there will be delays for callousing or other issues, and shipping of live cactus plants can take two or three weeks. 

Merchandise is generally shipped within one day of your order however merchandise ordered with live cactus plants may be held until all items are ready to ship together.

Your order may ship with USPS or UPS. You will be sent tracking info by email if you provided your email at checkout.

Maybe you placed an order and want to add just one (or a few) more things. You can always use the code BillMeforShipping to temporarily zero out the shipping charges and when I’m ready to ship I’ll invoice you for any additional shipping charges needed.

 Rooting and Growing

There are many methods to root and grow a cactus. Growers in Florida may find extra drainage material to be helpful. Some growers in California are finding good results using rich soil designed for growing flowers. 

Check in with The Trichocereus Community for advice and to connect with locals who have experience with your climate.

Mallacht has a Grow School with great tips on caring for a cactus, compost, and compost teas.

Verne also offered a lot of good advice for rooting and growing cactuses. 


GeeBee and her Trichocereus Disease and Virology group are the best resource for learning about all the things that can go wrong with a cactus and how to make things right.

NZ Marbled Towers?

As of 2024, none available for the foreseeable future. No presales or waiting list. Cactus patiently. 

Questions about your order?

The best way to contact me is by email at cactus@cactusaffinity.com, the chat function on the Cactus Affinity website, or at 530-324-5053.

Messages sent through social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, etc. will generally not be seen.

Cactus Affinity hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9-5 in California. Messages sent outside of this timeframe will be responded to during working hours.

Growing at Cactus Affinity

Many of my plants are planted directly into the excellent fine loamy soil of the Chico region. For the 2024 season I am primarily using a pelleted 4-3-2 fertilizer with 7% calcium derived from poultry waste.

For my potted captus, I am currently using a custom soil mix with about 50/50 soil and drainage material. The mix contains: garden compost, coconut coir, worm castings, composted chicken manure, composted cow manure, pumice, perlite, rice hulls, crab meal, kelp, feather meal, bat guanos, oyster shell flakes, gypsum, diatomaceous earth, and gaia green and azomite rock dusts. I have the good folks over at The Worm Farm mix it for me 10 yards at a time.

Public Domain Pledge 

All of our plant offerings are Public Domain. This means that all plants are supplied solely under the following conditions: We expressly prohibit the use of any plants supplied by us, or their progeny, in any form of genetic engineering, breeding, or research which will result in any form of life patent, variety protection, trademarks, breeder’s rights or any form of intellectual property applied to living things which would compromise the Public Domain status of the seeds, plants, their progeny and any genetic material therein. We expressly prohibit the transfer to any third party of any seeds, plants, their progeny or any portion of their genetic material without these prohibitions in place.