| ||The entrance to Cactus Point slopes downwards. It is situated on a hill slope; the slope is steep enough that one cannot really see anything from a passing car. Hotel Equatorial Cameron Highlands is located almost within walking distance. There is no entrance charge and the retail plants are cheapest here. Uncle Sam Farm [sic] is just across the road from Cactus Point. There is also a vegetable market nearby. |
| ||At Cactus Point, shooting from the side of the road which slopes down to the entrance proper. This section is out of bounds. There is a very wide variety of C&S plants underneath those plastic sheets; they are for wholesale. They are probably imported plants, here to be fattened up before distribution. I'm not much of a hustler, so I did not try to talk my way in. Maybe next time... |
| ||Here is one section of the retail area at Cactus Point. 2" pots go for as cheap as RM10 for 6 (the smaller ones on the left.) At the far end, you can see the raised shelves where the small not-for-sale collection is situated. Personally, I think Cactus Point has the best selection of plants on retail. |
| ||A closer look at some plants for sale. These are priced at RM10 for 3. They are a little larger than the cheapest plants. The tray indicates that they are most likely imported, probably from The Netherlands. Note the abundance of easy-to-grow Notocactus specimens in the picture. The most common genus is Mammillaria. There is also a selection of succulents. |
| ||A closer look at the exhibit section. These specimens are not for sale. The offsetting Mammillarias look fantastic. It would be very difficult to duplicate such a collection in the Klang Valley (or at low elevations) -- white hairs on cacti turn grey in a few months. It just might be possible, only if you are willing to properly care for them daily. |
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