Welcome to Planet Desert

Updated: August 02, 2022

Welcome to Planet Desert

Planet Desert is a family owned wholesale/retail nursery based in Mendocino County in northern California.  We are dedicated to growing a wide variety of cacti and succulents and are constantly adding, developing and creating more products. We offer the best quality plants at the best prices possible.  After all, we've been in the business for years!

I developed a passion for plants way back in my early twenties. I grew up in the outskirts of Mexico City, surrounded by nature. My family owned a big piece of land which was divided between my parents, my brothers, my sister and me.  We each had our own house and shared common areas with a pool, a huge garden and some undeveloped land.  Eventually, my brothers and I built a greenhouse and launched a business selling poinsettias. That's when it all started.

I left the poinsettia business to my brother and worked some other jobs (not plant related). But, once you work with plants, soil, flowers, seeds, etc. there's no going back. I felt a yearning and I missed the smell of damp soil and watching how a few seeds can turn into a beautiful shrub, especially when nurtured with just the right amount of water and light! Gardening is truly therapeutic. I’m sure a lot of you will agree with me when I say that plants become part of the family, just like pets.

Twelve years ago my wife, my two beautiful daughters and I moved to California. We packed up and left Mexico with no specific plan. A true improvisation leading to a life project. Mendocino, our final destination, offered excellent conditions to go back to the plant business. Soon enough, I was experimenting with cacti and succulents and Planet Desert was born.


  • Planet Desert Team

    Hi Pat Walker, we are located in Fallbrook, Ca now and we are scheduling appointments for visits to the nursery. Please contact us at info@planetdesert.com if you would like to set up a visit. Thank you!

  • Remaida Kogan

    I’ve made another purchase of several cacti. Placed the order on a Friday afternoon ahead of Labor Day long weekend. To my surprise the parcel arrived on Tuesday morning! As always the plants were extremely well packed, and looked healthy.

  • Bob Gasser

    place to go to.

  • Bob Gasser

    during the COROVI-19 virus priori, I have bought three “exotic” plants to entertain me during this very serious crisis. I was very impressed by the item, wrapping, quality, etc. etc. This was the best of several I’ve tried. Will definitely be going back go Planet Desert for quality buys, one of which is native to me state. Good prices, good specimens, difficult to get plants good people, what more can we help for?

  • PAtrick CLancy

    Rolls Polys ate into the base of my Adenium Obesum Shaba and I need the instructions on how to plant it upside down. I have already potted it with the top in soil. Should I cut off the roots and get to solid plant below the damaged part the rally pollys ate?

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