SAGUARO CACTUS FOR SALE

When property owners search for Saguaro Cactus for Sale near me or Saguaro Cactus Nursery our team helps with quality locally grown stock including Saguaro seeds, mini Saguaro cactus. We grow our stock here in the valley so they are used to the sun, wind, and weather of the valley.  The Saguaro cactus is an icon of both Arizona and of the spirit of the wild west.  With it’s stature it’s hard to ignore in the landscape so it’s been a anchor for many western movies and landscapes alike.

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Saguaro Cactus for Sale

A&P Nursery is proud to offer the Saguaro cactus for sale at our 4 east valley locations.  You can include this icon and monolith in your landscape with the help of our desert plant experts.  We welcome you to come visit one of our locations in Mesa, Queen Creek, or Gilbert to browse our selection.  Once you’ve found the perfect Saguaro for your landscape we can help get it delivered and installed. As the leading cactus experts in Arizona, you can see the full range of cactus we offer here.

Saguaro Cactus Facts

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The flower of the Saguaro is the state flower of Arizona

These cacti can live up to or more than 100 years

Saguaro cacti can grow edible red fruit if pollinated that’s edible

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They grow about 1 to 1 ½ inches per year

The Saguaro cactus grows white flowers at their top

It is illegal to harvest a Saguaro cactus from the wild for cultivation

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Saguaro cactus can grow up to dozens or no arms

The cactus can grow as tall as 45 feet at maturity

These giants grow to weight at their mature size up to 5,000 pounds

What Are The Identifying Features Of A Saguaro Cactus?

The Saguaro Cactus known in Latin as Carnegiea gigantea is an iconic North American plant. These giants of the desert are tree-like columnar cacti developing branches (known as arms) as they age, though some never grow arms. The arms bend upwards and can number over 25.

What Is The Habitat Of A Saguaro Cactus?

Saguaros are almost exclusively native to the Sonoran Desert. Water and temperature are the most important growth factors for the plant. If the elevation is too high, it’s at risk from being killed by the cold weather or frost. The Sonoran Desert experiences both winter and summer rains but research says the Saguaro obtains most of its moisture during the summer rainy season.

What Is The Range Of A Saguaro Cactus?

The Saguaro Cactus can be found in southern Arizona and Western Sonora, Mexico.  At the northern portion of their range, they are usually more plentiful on the warmer facing southern slopes. A few stray plants can also be found in southeastern California.

What Is The Wild Status Of A Saguaro Cactus?

The Saguaro is not currently listed as threatened or endangered. However, Arizona has strict regulations about the harvesting, collection or destruction of this species.

How Fast Does A Saguaro Cactus Grow?

The Saguaro cactus will grow about 1 to 1.5 inches per year.  That means when you see Saguaro that are about 6 foot tall they’ve likely been growing for 65 years.  How fast they grow also depends on how much water they receive.  Too much water too fast will cause the top to grow too quickly for the roots and increase the chances that they can topple.

Where Is The Habitat Of A Saguaro Cactus?

This cactus is found in Southern Arizona and Western Sonora, Mexico. At the northern portion of their range they are frequently found on the southern facing slopes. A few stray plants have also made their way into southeast California.

What Is Life Span Of A Saguaro Cactus?

The Saguaro Cactus is a very long living plant. There are many examples of the plant living in excess of 150 years. Some are even 200 years old or more!

What Is The Size Of A Saguaro Cactus?

The Saguaro produces a yearly flower that is the state flower of Arizona. Peak blooming is from early May to June. They usually bloom at duck and remain open until mid morning the following day before starting to wilt. Once a flower is pollinated it matures into fruit that splits open when ripe. The fruit is edible raw and can be used for jellies and candies.

Did You Know This About The Saguaro Cactus?

The Saguaro is the largest cactus in the United States. Despite this, the roots are only 4-6 inches deep and radiate out as far as the plant is tall. There is one deep root that extends down 2 feet or more into the ground. Once a Saguaro dies, its wood-like ribs can be used to build roof, fences and parts of furniture. The holes birds nested in known as “Saguaro Boots” can be found among the dead Saguaros. Native Americans used these as water containers long before the can teen was available.

The Flowers & Fruits Of The Saguaro Cactus

The Saguaro produces a yearly flower that is the state flower of Arizona. Peak blooming is from early May to June. They usually bloom at duck and remain open until mid morning the following day before starting to wilt. Once a flower is pollinated it matures into fruit that splits open when ripe. The fruit is edible raw and can be used for jellies and candies.

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