The Saguaro

Saguaro are magnificent cactus and – in my opinion anyway – no two are exactly alike.  Some are just straight up and down without arms (known as spears) while others grow side arms.  They have an incredibly long life span with some not growing a side arm until they reach 75-100 years in age and they can reach a height of 70 feet tall.  So having that bit of information as background material one can only guess how old this beauty is with it’s arms upon arms.

Read more about the saguaro cactus here.




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10 Responses to The Saguaro

  1. Timothy Price says:

    They are interesting cacti!

  2. Piglove says:

    They are definitely so beautiful and age gracefully. This one kind of looks like it’s giving the finger…. not that I would know anything about that. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Ingrid says:

    They are fascinating and I love it when they bloom!

  4. Now I am “armed’ with prickly knowledge. Btw – I have 2 arms but no prickles – how old does that make me?

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    I would so love to get out into the desert and seek out a saguaro. I’ve only seen them indoors at conservatories. Much better to see them in their natural habitat, where they can roam free — or whatever it is they do on the range.

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