We created UrbanTribes in order to share our collection and knowledge after requests for cuttings from like-minded collectors that had trouble locating nurseries in Australia that specialize in Medicinal, Visionary, and Sacred Cacti.
We are not a "business" as such, we have no business plan rather this is a hobby that Mark and I enjoy. We both work full time. We don't make a profit from selling our cuttings of our cacti, nor is it our intention. The little money collected from this website and garden visits goes back into our cactus collection and maintenance of our garden.
UrbanTribes garden is located in our residential home.
Our collection consists predominantly of:
Lophophora Williamsii, commonly known by the Spanish name; Peyote.
Echinopsis pachanoi (syn Trichocereus pachanoi), the San Pedro cactus.
Echinopsis peruviana (syn Trichocereus peruvianus), Peruvian Torch cactus.
Echinopsis lageniformis (syn Trichocereus bridgesii), Bolivian torch cactus.and mostruosa inermis varieties of Bridgesii and Pachanoi, Echinopsis candicans forma cristata (syn Trichocereus candicans).
Echinopsis spachianus (syn: Trichocereus spachianus).
Ariocarpus retusus plus many more
Our garden, located at our residence in the Hills District of Sydney, was cultivated from species we obtained from expert vendors in Australia and South America.
Established in 1991, our cacti are healthy, mature, towering over 16 feet high and bloom annually. The flowers are breathtakingly beautiful, large, white and bloom at night; they are exceptionally fragrant and spectacular to view; they size up to 22 cm in diameter.
We do not use pesticides in the maintenance of our garden. Weeding is done (fairly irregularly we must admit) by 'good ol' elbow grease.
We nurture 3 greenhouses, where our cherished collection of Lophophora
Williamsii and Ariocarpus call home.
A majority of our collection is originally native to southwestern Texas and Mexico and the Andes Mountains of Ecuador and Peru. Also found in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. Lophophora Williamsii is found primarily in the Chihuahuan desert and in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi. All our cacti are also cultivated in other parts of the world.
The cuttings we send from UrbanTribes store are fat & mature. All our cuttings are very healthy specimens. Due to age, some may show scaring. This does not however impact the health of the cactus.
We have included our guide on how to care for your cacti, see cactus care, link on the left.