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Browse latest publications and over 50 species for sale in Starr Nursery’s online catalog. Whether you are an experienced grower looking to fill some way cool decorative pots with unusual agaves or cacti, an amateur enthusiast looking to pick up a few plants or expand your knowledge of low water use plants, or add to your backyard landscape with some of the coolest xerophytic plants out there,  we are sure to have your needs covered.



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Awesome Agave Blog

Get the latest news and photos from the world of agaves and cool North American cacti  through Starr Nursery’s Awesome Agave blog. We will post photos and observations from our various field expeditions throughout the desert southwest and Mexico.



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Latest News and Upcoming Events

Check out upcoming plant sales, talks and lectures, and book events here. Don’t miss out on appearances by Starr Nursery in Southern Arizona and throughout the greater Southwest United States.



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Solitary (or nearly so) Agave species

A while back I was asked if I had a list of agave species that are solitary or nearly so. I have called on my friends at to help develop such a list which is presented here. The main cr…

The Awe Inspiring Barranca de Tolimán

The Barranca de Tolimán is situated to the northwest of Zimapán in southwestern Hidalgo, and is the site of an active mine with large trucks rumbling up and down the steep, narrow dirt road that con…


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