Native Plant Nurseries

  Pictured is Desert mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) in Landers. Photo by Laraine Turk
MBCA promotes the use of native plants which attract and support wildlife, conserve water and thrive in our challenging climate. Be sure to check out our Desert-Wise living section with our Plant Spotlight

Where can desert gardeners purchase native, near-native, or drought-tolerant plants? Here is a list accurate as of February 2021 of commercial nurseries (and two non-profits) in Southern California that have been recommended to MBCA by local residents and Landscape Tour participants. 
Please contact us ([email protected]) if you have additional recommendations.

Cactus Mart*
Morongo Valley
(760) 363-6076

MDLT's Native Plant Seeds
Joshua Tree
(760) 366-5440

Unique Landscape and Cactus*
56637 Twentynine Palms Highway
Yucca Valley
(760) 365-1511 (no website)

GDNC Cactus and Plant Nursery
Desert Hot Springs
(760) 329-7207

Adam Hall’s Plant Nursery 
Moreno Valley
(951) 674-9422

Desert Straw House Native Plant Nursery
Sky Valley (Desert Hot Springs)
(760) 880-0896


Moller’s Garden Center
Rancho Mirage
(760) 346-0545

Tree of Life Nursery
(949) 728-0685

Moosa Creek Nursery
Valley Center, CA
(and partner nurseries in Riverside-see website)
(760) 749-3216

Theodore Payne Foundation
[A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit]
Sun Valley, CA
(818) 768-1802

Also, the California Native Plant Society provides a statewide map of native plant nurseries of all kinds (with links). Some of these, such as Las Pilitas, cater to our area with mail-order plants. 

*Supporters of MBCA’s Desert-Wise Landscape Tour

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