Cactus and Succulents for the ACT

Here are some of the cactus and succulent plants which have been grown successfully outdoors in the ACT. How well they grow will still depend on such things as soil mix, aspect, watering and pest control.

These are not comprehensive lists, but will give you an idea of some of plants that can be grown in the ACT region. The Canberra region experiences a number of frosts, from April to September. Frost is a significant threat to many cacti and succulents - this list has taken that into consideration frost tolerance.

Alternate names as provided in recent publications are given in brackets.