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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Jungle Cactus
Specializing in Unique and Exotic Plants
Jungle Cactus is as unique and special as the product they produce. This family-owned nursery specializes in some of the more unusual palms, cycads and exotic plants from around the world.

Although this alone sets them apart from many other nurseries or growers, the real distinction is their inventory of more than 40 varieties of palms and cycads, with new species continually being added. They are fully permitted with the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the government agency whose main purpose is "to promote the protection, restoration and conservation of ecosystems and natural resources"; and even have a rare Unidad de Manejo para la ConservaciĆ³n de Vida Silvestre, a Mexican wildlife conservation organization (UMA) permit to raise and sell endangered plants.

Owner John Wenzel has enjoyed growing since his grandma planted the "seed" in him when he was just a child. John is an ex-San Diego biologist that turned a passion for plants and Baja into Jungle Cactus. John moved to Los Cabos in 2000, found some land and got a few thousand seeds of different species, "and the rest is history!" as John says. But it's much more than that; John grows their plants from seed, and knows and understands which species thrive along the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, and which plants do best with Baja sun and occasional hurricanes. 

It's their ambition to grow and produce the highest quality plants, and their knowledge and expertise of the growing conditions here in Baja California Sur allows them to guarantee their plants.

Let Jungle Cactus help you create your own exotic jungle garden. To get started today, call (624) 122-0324, email junglecactus@hotmail.com or visit www.junglecactuscabo.com.