EastCoastCactus.com is a one man owned and operated webstore located in central New Jersey.  Founded in 2010 with the goal of domesticating wild cacti to become the pet rock of the 21st century.

All cacti sold here are house trained and friendly. They get along well with other cacti. Adopt your cactus today!

I’ll accept PayPal for payment if you have purchased from me in the past.  Otherwise you would either have to pick up locally and pay cash or snailmail me a check/money order. Requests, questions, comments, insults, etc. just use the Contact form on the site.

For cuttings under one pound in weight shipping cost by USPS First Class Mail Package should between $3.95 and $6.50 within the continental USA.

June 2023

It’s been a long time coming but finally have some seeds to offer. What you say?!??! Your Trichocereus finally flowered?!/ And you’ve got the seeds ready to go?!

Sadly that is not the case. The seeds are from two types of common Optuntia Prickly Pear that are winter hardy here in the New Jersey, Eastern USA. Not sure what the culitivar names are but the one I am just calling Eastern Prickly Pear is “spineless”, can get huge pads, flowers like crazy every summer. Mine usually get to be about 3′ tall before bending over but you could go a lot higher if you tied them up/down.

The second type I got from a local yokel who had them growing in their front yard. It was like a “sea of red” from the cacti fruits and the were all low to the ground, maybe 7″ at highest. There were some long spines coming from the pads but for the most part none of the cacti I’ve grown from them have long spines. I got both seeds and cuttings from that local person. They tend to have smaller pads than the other variety and stay lower to the ground. The two other main differences are in the flowers and fruit/tunas. The flowers of the Eastern Prickly Pear I grow are always solid yellow. The flowers from the smaller variety look identical except they always have some red orangish color near the center:

And here are flowers from the larger variety:

The other big difference is the smaller variety tends to keep it’s tunas on it’s pads well into the next season and they always have seeds in them. They get dark red. The larger variety gets many many more flowers but the tunas just fall off and don’t seem to form many seeds.

So if you want to buy some seeds use the CONTACT form on the website. The price? $5 for ten chunky seeds shipped for free (USA only) in a regular First Class Mail envelope. You can get 5 of each if you want, or any variation of the two varieties.

Side note- bees REALLY love these flowers. Almost every flower had at least one bee in it when I was out there today. Support your local honeybees buy some honey seeds!

September 2021

The largest two E. peruvianus hit about 6′ tall this year- and still no flowers. They are both the slowest growing and the fattest of all my Echinopsis varieties although the bottom sections of the columns don’t seem to be getting much bigger while the top of the largest is about 7″ in diameter. Think I will call this “Container Cacti Syndrome” and all the Echinopsis / Tricho cacti seem to suffer from it to one degree or another. At some point the bases are just not going to be able to support all that top heavy weight…

Front left is E. peruvinaus TPEK001 and front right is E. peruvianus TPEK002

Going to be hard to get them indoors this year so they might end up getting cut back. So sad.

Close up of the biggest E. peruvianus TPEK002

August 2021

Someone just ordered a big variety of cacti – here is what $300 worth of cacti looks like (including shipping to TX):

Top: two Pereskiopsis Spathulata. Left to right E. Pachanoi PA1, E. Lageniformus I2, two Cylindropuntia imbricata (Cholla), two types of Easter Prickly Pear pads
Left to right: E. Macrogonus MA1, E. Macrogonus MA2 (spineless), E.lageniformis B2, E. Pachanoi Arizona, E. Pachanoi PA2 (long spine), E. peruvianus Icaros DNA, Mamillaria Gracilis Fragilis
12″ E. lageniformis B1 (TBK001)
8″ E. lageniformis B1 (TBK001)

June 2021:

Tulista minima AKA Haworthia minor – healthy plants approx. 4″tall $6.00 each. Shipped bare root.

Have been growing these for a couple years I am sure this is a Haworthia minor which like many cacti and succulents has a recent name change- now called Tulista minima. Not sure what variety but if I had to guess would say it’s T. minima poellnitziana.  These are all very healthy and are all approx. 4″-5″ tall and about 4″-5″ maximum across. 
Seems to do best in partial sunlight, in a sunny window, etc. Very easy to grow, very tolerant.
You can propagate it in two ways (at least): if you supply adequate water and soil it will put out side plants and will eventually fill up the entire pot. The clump can then be broken down into individual plants which can be re-potted. During the growing season it also will consistently put out long center shoots which can grow extremely fast, these will have small flower like things on them but if the plant is very happy and healthy the shoots can also form new mini plants on them, which in the wild would root a foot or two away from the main plant as they get weighed down and touch the soil.
This plant looks similar to the common aloe plant but as far as I know it’s a different family of succulent.

May 2021:

12″ to 15″ E. lageniformis (bridgesii) cuttings as shown below- $15 each plus shipping.  Many have small air roots starting. Discounts if you buy more than three. More available. Use Contact page and will responds ASAP

Cacti for sale

Cereus peruvianus – also called C. repandus, Peruvian Apple Cactus, club cactus, hedge cactus, and dozens of other names. Easy to grow and tolerant. Will survive mild freeze but must be taken inside in the winter here in NJ. Huge white fragrant flowers- if you can pollinate them with pollen from another cactus will give you edible sweet red fruit and seeds.

$10.00 for unrooted cuttings usually 6-8″. $25.00+ for larger rooted plants usually 15-24″. Use the “Contact Us” form to inquire about purchase, include your zip code for ship costs.

Trichocereus or Echinopsis – currently growing several varieties of pachanoi, bridgesii (lageniformis), peruvianus, and macrogonus all from cuttings that were taken from seed grown cacti. Seeds came from reputable German greenhouse Koehres. Also have cuttings of seed grown Icaro DNA Peruvianus, a hybrid Pachanoi with longer spines, and cuttings from a spineless Pachanoi variety “Arizona” or AZ.

When available should be $15 and up for small rooted cuttings shipped dry root usually 3-6″.  $7 and up for small unrooted cuttings or pups.

$20+ for larger cuttings.

If you want a variety of cacti send me your wish list along with zip code and I will quote you a discounted price.

Cylindropuntia imbricata – also called Cholla cactus, cane cactus, walking stick cactus, tree cactus, and by many other names. Fast growing, very hardy, and can take a lot of watering without negative effects. $6.00 for rooted cuttings usually around 6-12″

Mammillaria Gracilis Fragilis – small white prolific spreading cactus. $6.00 for a “bunch” like what is shown in photos. These are easy to grow and put out tons of little pups which will easily detach from the main part and root on their own. For the most part don’t have sharp spines but when they get larger will put out a few longer ones as well as small flowers. No seeds yet but hoping will get some soon, may need to be pollinated by separate plant.

Pereskiopsis Spathulata – commonly called Peres. Generally used as a grafting cactus to speed up the growth of seedlings. Extremely tolerant, can take a lot of abuse, a lot of water, and a lot of fertilizer (for a cactus). I have read about people growing this hydroponically as well.  $4.00 for a single well rooted cutting or $6.00 for three unrooted cuttings.

Cereus Forbesii Monstrose – Easy to grow and puts out roots quickly. Starts as a clump then rapidly puts out new sections of all kinds of weird shapes.

$10 for small rooted starter cacti shipped bare root. Smaller and larger ones available, email me with your requests.


Ed is a very long time enthusiast of all things green and growing.