Our Journey to Dreams
Desert to Tropics started out as a small backyard hobby and passion in the nineties moving into street vending in Austin. When my first son was on the way, I had the idea of taking my inventory to a nursery and selling the lot at a discounted price, and the idea of wholesale was envisioned. The growth increased and we had no room to put plants in the backyard anymore, so we decided in late 2002 to move to the outer city limits with the land. There we developed a wholesale location that has grown to be a household name in the plant industry. Soon we were seeing big names like Whole Foods Market walking through our doors asking for orders. We have strived to provide the best availability and highest quality of these drought-tolerant plants, and continue to strive with the same passion and hobby feel that started over 25 years ago.
Garden CareAlways check the health of your plants.
Plant RenovationAdjust daily sunlight and watering if you need a plant renovation.
Seed SupplyImportance of containers, soil, and ambiance.
Watering GradenMaintain good soil moisture levels.
"Most amazing Cactus nursery I've ever seen. What a great experience. Can't wait to visit these awesome people again". - Jon VonT
"Jay is a master of his craft and his knowledge and understanding are out of this world. Wouldn't go anywhere else to buy cacti and succulents". - Eliseo Saenz
"Stopped by on my way to Austin from Houston. Huge selection and great prices. The owner's son is very knowledgeable and passionate about the hobby. I met the minimum purchase easily. I could've spent hours here but I would've ended up poor". - Gabriel Flores