Saguaro Cactus Sale

Saguaro Cactus for Sale

Echinopsis (Trichocereus) huasha Freely Clumping Candle Cactus 32
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15 AZTEKIUM RITTERI seeds AZTEC CACTUS
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Stetsonia coryne Long Toothpick Spine Branching Saguaro Cactus 36
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(Stenocereus thurberi) Organpipe cactus 24 inch tall...Nice!!
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Agave truncata 5 gallon. beautiful!!
  • Current Price: $39.99
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100 GIANT SAGUARO CACTUS Carnegiea Gigantea seeds
  • Current Price: $3.99
  • Ends: Jan 9, 2015 17:37:54 UTC
Trichocereus terscheckii Gold Spine Argentine Saguaro MD 10
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Carnegiea gigantea : Saguaro Cactus

Saguaro Cactus at Sunset, Sonoran Desert, Arizona

The carnegiea giantea, commonly known as the Saguaro Cactus, towers above the arid desert landscape in the Sonora Desert of the American Southwest.

When one thinks of the southwest, particularly the state of Arizona, one immediately imagines dusty desert plains, tumbleweeds, rusty-red rock formations and a certain towering cactus called the Saguaro, with arms outstretched towards the sky.   These cacti, some as tall as 50 feet and as heavy as 8 tons, are one of the greatest symbols of America’s wild deserts.

The Saguaro Cactus is found only in the Sonora Desert, from sea-level to elevations of approximately 4,000 feet, and limited by freezing winter temperatures.

Though their habitat is threatened by human encroachment, the Saguaro is a common cactus and is not endangered. They are a protected species in the confines of Arizona’s Saguaro National Park.

Though it may eventually grow as tall as a 2 story house, the Saguaro is a very slow-developing cactus that only grows between 1 and 1 1/2 inches in the 1st 8 years of its life.  Its initial survival strategy involves finding protection under the bows of a “nurse tree”.  Species of trees used by the Saguaro in this manner include the Palo Verde, the Ironwood and the Mesquite. Often, as the Saguaro grows ever-larger, the nurse tree is killed as the cactus monopolizes all the nutrients and water in the soil.

The Saguaro cactus is considered and adult at 125 years old. Its life span is normally between 150 and 175 years, though some are thought to be as old as 200.


The Saguaro cactus has a number of distinctive physical features. The roots of the Saguaro grow in a radial pattern, the better to absorb moisture. Pleats on the cactus’ surface can expand to store enormous amounts of water, which comprise most of its bulk. Inside the cactus are a number of interconnected woody struts or ribs, numbering the same as the cactus’ pleats, which provide the structural stability needed to support its great weight. When the cactus reaches approximately 35 years of age it begins to produce flowers, normally on the tips of its branches and its trunk, and continues to do so for the rest of its life. The famous arm-like branches of the Saguaro begin to appear when the cactus is between 50 and 100 years old, depending on the amount of precipitation its habitat receives. Damage or mutation sometimes causes the formation of rare fanlike crests on the top of the cactus.

The Saguaro cactus is an important source of food and shelter for a variety of Arizona wildlife. Birds as diverse as the Gila Woodpecker and the Red-tailed Hawk make their nests in these cacti (one on the inside, one on the outside). Birds, coyotes and other animals eat the Saguaro’s fruit when it ripens in the late summer. The cactus’ pulpy flesh is also a food-source for everything form large animals like deer and Bighorn Sheep to rodents like jackrabbits and packrats. Local peoples also use the fruit as a foodstuff.

From April to June the top of the Saguaro flowers, opening up beautiful white flower petals.   Bats, birds and insects feed on the nectar of the Saguaros’ large white flowers help to pollinate the cacti.  When animals eat the Saguaro’s fruit its roughly 2,000 little black seeds pass harmlessly through their digestive systems to be scattered throughout the Sonora Desert in the creatures’ droppings. Though only a tiny number of seeds take root, and few cacti survive to reach their gigantic potential, enough do to ensure the Saguaro’s status of the American King of Cacti.

If you are looking to buy a Saguaro Cactus for your landscape, you’ll want to head to your local nursery to pick one out that is already grown, as they are very slow growing plants.  However, you can buy smaller Saguaro cacti online, and eBay actually has quite a few Saguaro Cacti for sale, many of which are offered for sale by eBay Top Sellers.  Here’s some of the Saguaro Cactus for Sale listings on eBay.

 

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Saguaro Cactus Gifts

Are you looking to buy some Saguaro Cactus gifts? Here’s some great Saguaro Cactus prints and posters, as well as Saguaro Cactus gifts such as postage stamps, greeting cards, Saguaro Cactus magnets, postcards, Tshirts, coffee mugs, and more. These gifts are perfect for sending to friends and family who aren’t as fortunate to live near these majestic cacti. Send them to out-of-state family members. Or bring them back as gifts from traveling to the great state of Arizona.

Saguaro Cactus Postcards

ARIZONA Cactus PostcardSaguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, U.S.A. Desert at Sunset PostcardSaguaros Cactus Arizona

Saguaro Cactus Postage Stamps

Greetings from Arizona Saguaro Cactus Postage Stampmassive saguaro cactus stampCHRISTMAS STAMP HOLIDAY SANTA SAGUARO CACTUS TREE Christmas Card stampsCactus Flower stamp

Saguaro Cactus Greeting Cards

Saguaro Cactus Carnegiea gigantea at Sunset greeting cardChristmas Cactus Greeting CardSaguaro Sunset Greeting Card

Saguaro Cactus iPad Cases

Tucson Arizona Saguaro Cactus iPad CaseSaguaro cacti and Tucson Arizona Mountains ipad caseSaguaro cacti silhouetted at sunset ipad case

Saguaro Cactus Labels

Holiday Christmas Desert Santa cactus Arizona Christmas Gift LabelsSaguaro Cactus desert in sepia return address labelHomebrewing Supplies Brewing Homebrew Labels

Saguaro Cactus Posters

Saguaro National Park, Arizona Silhouette of Saguaro Cactus, Saguaro National Park, USA

Arizona-Ocotillo And Saguaro

Silhouette of Saguaro Cacti at Sunrise, Tonto National Forest, Arizona, USA

Silhouette of Saguaro Cacti at Sunrise, Tonto National Forest, Arizona
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Cactus Art Decor:
Decorate your home with beautiful prints and canvas artwork featuring cacti in the desert and cactus blooms. Here’s some great artwork of cactus prints:


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Southwestern Cactus and Window, Tucso…
Tom Haseltine
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Sunset Over Cacti, Saguaro National P…
Brent Winebrenner
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Pattern in Agave Cactus
Adam Jones
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Claret Cup Cactus Flowering on Gooseb…
Chuck Haney
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Silhouette of a Cactus
Wallace Garrison
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Forest of Cactus
Robert Glusic
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Saguaro Cacti in Desert L…
Richard Nowitz
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Just Like Before
Patrick Coffaro
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Marilyn Parver
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Desert Sunset with Ocotillo, CA
Robert Franz
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Saguaro Cactus Flower, So…
Rob Tilley
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Cacti Outside Adobe House…
David Tomlinson
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George F. Mobley
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No More Clouds
Patrick Coffaro
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John Elk III
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Majorelle Gardens in Marr…
Jean-pierre Lescourret
Cactus Silhouetted Print
Cactus Silhouetted Against Lightning
Tony Gervis
Saguaro Cactus Print Wall Decor
Prickly Pear Cactus Flower
Jamie & Judy Wild
Saguaro Cactus Artwork Print
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Taylor S. Kennedy
Saguaro Cactus Print
Agave, Leaf Detail, La Co…
Olaf Broders
Storm Clouds Pass over a Saguaro Cactus Art print
Storm Clouds Pass over a Saguaro Cactus
Bill Hatcher
Sunrise Cactus Flowers Artwork
Sunrise Cactus Flowers
Jamie & Judy Wild
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Saguaros, Arizona
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