April 27, 2015

S is for Saguaro

The Saguaro is a very well known and popular cactus. It has become synonymous with the American Southwest.

Saguaros are found exclusively in the Sonoran Desert. It is the largest cactus in the United States.

Saguaros live an extremely long time. With the right growing conditions, it is estimated that Saguaros can live to be as much as 150-200 years old. They are a very slow growing cactus. A 10 year old plant might only be 1.5 inches tall. Saguaro can grow to be between 40-60 feet tall. A Saguaro may be 60-100 years old before it even starts to grow its first side arm. 

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The saguaro fruit is ready

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  1. Very beautiful imagery. BTW, I'm dropping in from a shout out to your blog from Rosie Amber's blog https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/.
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