Saguaro Cactus. Carnegiea Gigantea Cactus.
The Saguaro Cactus is the spectacular and iconic cactus of the 'Wild West' and the largest species in the United States. A columnar cactus, it is very slow growing but extremely long lived and not until it reaches around 50 years old will it start to branch, although some stay as a singular trunk. The skin of the Saguaro is covered in hard spines and flexible bristles as well as a thick waxy coating that prevents water loss and waterproofs the plant. The interior of the cactus is filled with a sponge-like tissue which retains water and as more water gets stored the skin expands.    

In late spring older plants annually produce flowers up to 3 inches across, white-cream in colour with a yellow centre on top of the trunks and branches. These are nocturnal but remain open into part of the next day and are followed by fleshy red fruits.

Perfect for Cacti enthusiasts. Very difficult to find for sale at this size in the UK. 

 

These are amazing quality Cacti. Photos 1-3 show some or the actual cacti in stock now. Limited availability and hard to find for sale. Sizes include pot.


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SAGUARO CACTUS. Carnegiea Gigantea.

SKU: SC15
£159.95Price
Height
  • Latin Name: Carnegiea Gigantea. 

    Common Name: Saguaro Cactus

    Origin: Sonoran in Arizona, areas of Mexico and California.

    Hardiness: Frost tender

    Growth Characteristics:  Very slow growing. Very large, long lived columnar Cactus. Ribbed with 2 inch spines and many bristles. Nocturnal 3 inch funnel shaped flowers, creamy-white with a yellow centre. Easy to grow. One long tap root and many wide ranging shallow ones. Drought tolerant.

    Sun: Bright spot.

    Exposure: Sheltered.

    Soil: Well drained soil. Gritty. 

    Moisture: Water more in summer and during growing period. Allow to dry between waterings. Keep dry in winter. 

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