Mesa Garden

Business Hours: USA Mountain time (-7 gmt) 8:00am to 8:30pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

These pages contain the offers of Cactus and Succulent plants and seeds printed in:

You can combine orders with other lists issued during 2013/14. Sometimes we hold orders to very cold regions with frost tender plants until warmer weather in spring, but most of the time we can ship plants all winter.

Ordering assures you will receive a similar catalog next year.
Sorry we are not open for walk in shopping
eMail (cactus@swcp.com).

We have wonderful customers, Linda loves the pretty stamps used.

Thanks for your orders, Steven & Linda Brack

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Index to lists as at 7th July 2014

Ordering

new seed postage rates:


USACanada & MexicoRest of worldWorld Insurance add on
up to $50$3.00$7.50$8.00$4.00
up to $100$3.50$8.00$10.00$4.00
up to $200$5.00$9.00$12.00$5.00
up to $300$6.00$12.00$15.00$6.00
up to $500$8.00$14.00$18.00$8.00
up to $1000$12.00$16.00$20.00$14.00

new plant postage rates:


USACanada & MexicoRest of world
Percentage of plant value15%18%20%
Minimum Fee$6.00$4.00$6.00

Nte : USA Post only tracks this class of maail while the parcel is inside the USA. After exit then use your hoe country system for tracking.

Seed order with high value should be sent by express mail to many countries
up tp $500 $49.00
up to 1000 $54.00

Symbols that indicate number of seeds in retail pkt:
* by price is 10 seeds
+ by price is 5 seeds
x by price is 3 seeds

# symbol by catalog number, indicates Cites 1 status, an export permit is needed when sent outside the USA. Fee for export papers is $12 for all goods in the same shipment. No permit is needed for domestic US orders

We will do our best to find the best way to send your order. Sometimes the fees will be less than the above rates.

When you contact us by email, fax, and mail for orders or order queries, please help us to find the information we need. Much email arrives even with no customer name, so please give us your name and address. We will be printing a customer code on invoices, use this to help us find your records. The code is made from your name and city in your address.
Example: Steven Brack of Belen, my code would be BRASTEBEL We store all your records and order history using this code system. We always need your name and city to find your records.

Please tell us your payment method. Common ways are: credit card, paypal (to: cactus@swcp.com), check, or money order. We spend a lot of time and extra emails getting these details which delays orders for everyone. In general we can not supply an order quote, do not have man power or time.

Please use the appropriate order blank; or note the following:

  1. Specify which list you are ordering from.
  2. Print your name and address clearly in B L O C K L E T T E R S.
  3. Order from low to high numbers, including all digits & decimal points.
  4. List your seed and/or plant choices with prices.
  5. If you order both seeds and plants, please separate these two portions.
  6. NM residents add 6% sales tax.
  7. Give a list of substitutes, or request a refund or credit slip.
  8. Discount for large orders: (from seed + plant subtotal only, excluding postal charges):
  9. If you are paying by credit card please include your CV (Security Code). This is the extra 3 digits on the card back for Visa, MC and Discover, and 4 digits printed on the face of Amex cards

Seeds and Collection Numbers

NOTA BENE: very rare seeds, at our option, are limited to 1 pkt per order. Packets have 20-30 seeds unless marked otherwise: x-3 seeds, + 5 seeds, * 10 seeds.
Many of the seeds listed have field collection humbers, as:
  • KK - K Knize
  • FR - F Ritter
  • L - A Lau
  • HK - H Kuenzler
  • C - CM - CX - Desmond Cole
  • R - W Rausch
  • HU - L Horst + Uebelmann
  • H - David Hardy
  • HH - Harry Hall
  • DJF - David Ferguson
  • LIND - Seymour Linden
  • MM - Massimo Meregalli
  • MLV - M Vereb
  • FO - Felipe Otero
  • OST - Dr C Ostolaza, Peru
  • PEH - Inge Pehlemann,Windhoek
  • PR - K H Prestle
  • DV - Dirk van Vliet;
  • DC - Dennis Cowper
  • Sch. - H Schlosser
  • P - J Piltz
  • RR - R Rawe
  • MN - M Nilsson
  • B - W Biebl, W Germany
  • JS - J Sladkovsky
  • PP - P Pavlicek
  • WM - W Minnich
  • GL - Gary Loos
  • CH & CSD - Jaromir Chvastek
  • AG - Alan Gilmore
  • RP - Ralph Peters
  • SB - Steven Brack
The Cole numbered seed (C-CM-CX) is all produced on stock plants here in NM.
All of the KK seed is produced in Belen on our seed grown stock plants.

Guide to germination-cultivation tips

Use the numbers or letters below between the slash marks // to find the tips.
    Temperature for optimum germination: night minimum to day maximum:
  1. 60's to mid 70's F (approx 17 to low 20's C)
  2. 60's to mid 80's F (approx 17 to upper 20's C)
  3. 70's to mid 80's F (approx 20 to low 30's C)
  4. 60's to near 105F (approx 17 to near 40 C)
  5. 70's to near 100F (approx 20 to upper 30's C)
    Time to plant seeds:
  6. any time of year with proper temperatures and daylength (ca.13-14 hours); you can extend day length with artificial lights.
  7. fall and winter are best time, avoid heat of summer, short day length (ca. 11 hours)
    Special notes:
  8. remove from closed humid atmosphere soon after germination (ca.3 days)
  9. slow to germinate, scarification and stratification help, freeze and thaw both wet and dry. Don't keep wet, but alternate wet and dry with changing temperature. No luck? Save pot and try again next year.
  10. closed humid atmosphere important, distilled water useful with tiny seeds.
  11. rot easily, right after germination: not too wet, dry air and stronger light.
  12. soak in warm (approx 80F, 27C) distilled water about 12 hours before planting the seeds; do not allow to dry between soaking and planting.
  13. needs soil with basic pH when first transplanted (add limestone), especially in areas with acidic water.
    Hardiness of strong seedlings or adults in good health and culture:
  14. no frost at all, fatal, keep above approx 40F (approx 5C)
  15. occasional light frost, above 28F (-2C)
  16. frequent moderate frost, above approx 20F (-7C)
  17. very frost hardy, above approx 10F (-12C)
  18. often snow-covered, safe easily to -10F (-23C)
Cultivation codes for mesembs and some other succulents: (germination temps)
A-robust shrubby spring growers that grow rapidly and flower in the spring. When the heat of summer comes they go dormant. Some will grow only as annuals and die in the summer heat (50-65F, 10-18C)
B-spring growers that stay compact, actively grow and flower in the spring, needing deep soaking waterings. They can be cool to cold and dry in the dead of winter. (60-75F, 16-25C)
C-grows in the fall and winter when cool with short days. They like frequent light waterings and lots of mist, mosts come from regions with fog appearing at night. They go dormant in late spring when hot conditions arrive. During the heat of summer often shade is very helpful. Very little water given all summer long. (50-65F, 10-18C)
D-opportunistic, will grow anytime from fall to spring when moisture is given. Grow and water them when you have periods of sunshine, and they go dormant in the heat of summer when less water is needed. (60-75F, 16-25C)

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