Rancho Vista Nursery

Rare, Exotic and beautiful
Who can resist succulent plants?


About Us

We specialize in growing cactus and succulents

Rancho Vista Nursery has been a specialty grower of quality cactus and succulents for the wholesale nursery industry for nearly 40 years. We grow more than 500 species of plants under 6 acres of greenhouse and 4 acres of outdoor landscape specimens.  

Cactus and Succulent Collections

Succulents are drought tolerant; conserving precious resources

Every year we plant millions of cactus seed and succulent cuttings to produce some of the world's most exotic plants from the planet's most hostile environments.  We have sizes ranging from 2.5" to 5 gal. pots; 24" boxed specimens and thousands of 3-8' field grown columnar cacti.

Our Location

1430 Buena Vista Dr, Vista, CA 92081
Monday-Friday 7am-3pm (or by appt.)

We are situated in the ideal climate just north of San Diego in California where better light means better plants. We grow and ship year-round. Come see our great quality and extensive selection and meet our helpful customer service staff.

let's grow something together!

Welcome to our Site

Growing high quality succulent plants is our top priority.  We strive to provide the best products and most attentive service possible. As the California drought continues the demand for beautiful drought-tolerant plants will continue to grow!


We love succulent plants and we are not alone. Among the most famous collectors are Henry Huntington (Huntington Library and Garden) and Ganna Walska (Lotusland). You can visit their world class gardens in Pasadena and in Montecito, California.

Most recently we noted the new and beautiful succulent gardens at Disneyland. Today there is a growing appreciation for their unique beauty of form, color and texture. And their ability to store water makes them ideal as the plant most suited to a dry environment.

You can follow our progress on Facebook as we update our own gardens and growing fields.


What’s New?


Summer is almost here!

Succulents are perfect growers in hot weather. Some plants are said to be summer dormant but here in San Diego we grow them year-round! We have good availability and variety of plants available!


There are lots of shows upcoming!

June 6&7 Fri-Sat. Join Waterwise Botanicals for their Succulent Celebration . Speakers include Robin Stockwell, Debra Baldwin, Kelly Griffin, Tom Jesch and more!

June 7&8 Sat.-Sun. San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society has their biggest show of the year at beautiful Balboa Park.

June 27-29 Cactus and Succulent Society of America has their annual show and sale at Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino.

Contact Us


Our Manager

1430 Buena Vista Dr, Vista, CA
Phone: 760/726-7786

Fax: 760/726-9755


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Rancho Vista Nursery

We're not just growers but curators of one of the largest collections of succulent plants in the world.