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10 Facts About the Saguaro Cactus | Explore Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 2:35 PM

10 Facts About the Saguaro Cactus | Explore Arizona | Mountain Matron

1. The Saguaro only grow in the Sonoran Desert

2. The Saguaro flowers won’t bloom before 35 years of age

3. The Saguaro grows their first arm after the approximate age of 60-75 years

4. The Saguaro flower blooms in the months of May and June, it’s also the Arizona State Flower

5. A Saguaro flower blooms only once, each bloom each day is a new flower

6. The Saguaro Flower will open at night only to close during the next day

7. One Saguaro can produce up to 200 blooms in one month

8. The Saguaro expands its pleats/ribs to store water, providing adaptation for drought months

9. The Saguaro 2-root system is intricate, one grows deep into the ground, the other expands near the surface of the soil

10. It is illegal to harm, remove or otherwise mistreat a Saguaro

  • Bonus Fact: The Saguaro pronounced “sah-wah-ro”, formally known as Carnegiea gigantea, is the largest cactus in the United States. Scientists still can't fully explain the Crested Saguaro.

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