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Arizona cactus come in all shapes, sizes and positions - especially the Saguaro Cactus.  Though most cactus at this stage of "falling apart" are usually laying on the ground - this one was still standing - and looked to me like it might be giving up the standing upright fight!

Facts About The Saguaro Cactus (from the Arizona Desert Museum):

Saguaros are found exclusively in the Sonoran Desert.  

Life Span

With the right growing conditions, it is estimated that saguaros can live to be as much as 150-200 years old.


Saguaro grow slow! One that is 2 inches tall could have taken 10 years to grow that length. Saguaro grow somewhere between 40-60 feet tall and when the saguaro is fully hydrated it can weigh between 3200-4800 pounds.


  • Most of the saguaros roots are only 4-6 inches deep and radiate out as far from the plant as it is tall. 

  • After the saguaro dies, the woody ribs can be used to build roofs, fences, and parts of furniture. 


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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Those are some interesting facts about the saguaros cactus Gabrielle, I never knew that they could get so old.

Aug 15, 2012 01:04 PM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Hi Gab..... that's a bit of information I would never have guessed... got your email.....thanks....

Aug 15, 2012 01:16 PM #2
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale


What an interesting blog.  The cactus in the photo does look mighty tired and I also didn't know the history of the saguaros cactus. Thanks for posting

Aug 15, 2012 02:51 PM #3
Paula McDonald
Chevaux Group, PLLC - The Woodlands, TX
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279

Wow those are some strange looking plants.  Loved the title too.

Aug 15, 2012 04:03 PM #4
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the information on the Saguaro Cactus.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 15, 2012 06:57 PM #5
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Always nice to brush up on my Cati knowledge, thanks for sharing and a great local post as well.

Aug 15, 2012 08:33 PM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
AR., MO., or OK. "Your Market Professional"

Morning Gabrielle interesting tree, cati or whatever category it fall into.  If you happen to com across one that has been harvested get a pictue and post it please.  I would like to  see it.

Aug 16, 2012 01:47 AM #7
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