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Carnegia gigantea


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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Carnegia gigantea
Principal Common Name Saguaro
Common Name(s)
Description A long-lived desert cactus that grows very slowly, only produces a few branches after it reaches 12-15 ft. It has prominent ribs and light brown spines. It blooms in late spring with large single white flowers that open at night and remain open until the next afternoon.
General Comments Arizona State Flower
Nativity Southwest USA
Height Range 50 - 0 FT
Spread Range 10 - 15 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 12 : 13 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21
USDA Zones
Leaf Color
Leaf Texture
Form Cactus : Small Tree
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Drought tolerant : Foliage : Form

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