About Cactus Kate®

"...the BEST peruvianus cuttings I've ever seen...As good –if not better– than just about anything I saw in the markets of Peru...You're a great vendor on Amazon and eBay. You do the good work in life"

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Cactus Kate® Sacred Trichocereus Collection

The collection is comprised of authentic Peruvian trichocereus varieties collected decades ago by New Zealander Kate Jackson.

After she passed on the Peruvian cactus at Desert Theatre Nursery in Watsonville found a new home in the California Central Valley. Today they thrive in fertile valley soil irrigated with water from the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Kate's huge stands of San Pedro cactus were propagated from a cutting brought back from Peru in the 1960s by a botanist with the University of California at Santa Cruz. Kate taught me how to root tip cuttings into new plants so now everyone can enjoy them. Her legacy collection includes T. peruvianus (many sub-variations), T. pachanoi, T. bridgesii (long & short spine, plus the monstrose form), T. spacianus, Juul's Giant, and a very fast growing blue skin, short spine peruvianus that grows like San Pedro on steroids.

Kate's generous spirit lives on through these plants. Her years of effort have been appreciated by collectors all across America. Thank you Kate, thank you customers, and thank you plant spirits. V.R.



Customer praise


"...the BEST peruvianus cuttings I've ever seen...As good –if not better– than just about anything I saw in the markets of Peru...You're a great vendor on Amazon and eBay. You do the good work in life"


Michael @verizon.net April 27, 2017
"I was completely blown away by the size and quality of the largest Trichocereus of any type I've ever seen...I'm so impressed, I don't plan on ordering from anyone else...your cactus care information was the best I've seen! Thank you for your dedication to the highest possible standard of product quality and customer service. Kind regards, Mike"

December 23, 2017
"Hey Verne, just got your shipment. Really great job! I know things can be tough in the winter. Special thanks for the bonus Achuma. They are hard cactus to find. It is great as usual - Jeff"

December 1, 2017
"Would you like me to wire the money to you direct? Any way that we can make a deal on the quantity you were looking to sell? I used Western Union's app to transfer money to you...the fastest way to send it. It should be in your bank account in two days.

...unfortunate these medicinal plants are being targeted by the credit card companies...you are well known in the community and I know my money is in good hands regardless of PayPal or eBay. I am glad I could spread some good vibes Verne, I definitely appreciate the work you do. It means more than yall know. I really appreciate the extra product!!! You're the best man!!! -Alex"


eBay seller: cactus-kate-trichocereus

On eBay since 1998 — Here is some 2017 feedback

"Amazing quality...surpassed my expectations. Highly recommend"
"Sent me six...awesome awesome awesome so thankful buying more"
"Super healthy, fast shipping. Thanks"
"Good clean cuttings. Awesome"
"Cactus arrived and they were very nice pieces. Good wrapping and protection"
"Very fresh, great packaging. thank you! you have a steady customer"


Random praise

Terry - July 12, 2017 (zzzzz@yahoo.com)
"Awesome cactus. Enough there to start a very good forest here in Michigan.Thank you!""

Christopher - February 28, 2017
"Hey Guys - Just wanted to let you know that in my 20 years growing trichos these are straight-up the BEST peruvianus cuttings I've ever seen. Great job! As good--if not better, than just about anything I saw in the markets of Peru.""

Tim Nov 24, 2016
"Hey Verne ;) Hope your having a great Thanksgiving. Been awhile since I have placed an order, as all the children have grown well this last season. Many pups and cuttings for the new season ... Your a great vendor on Amazing Amazon and eBay. You do the good work in life. Take care of all the “children”, sheep, dogs and anything else that needs caring. Be well and take the time to count the many things we have to be thankful for this season. cya, Tim"

"Cactus Kate, I read your page top to bottom, thank you for being so thorough. I was previously buying through one of your competitors on eBay, and now feel more comfortable with your business. Thank You. Ken"

"Cactus Kate, I have previously ordered from you and was impressed by your passion and commitment to these beautiful plants. Thank you for your informative website and sharing your knowledge with me. I look forward to planting these puppies and will let you know how they turn out! All the best, Robert"

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