Packet of 500 saguaro cactus (carnegiea) seeds from Arizona. Seeds will come with planting/sowing instructions.
Size (HXW): 60 Ft X 18 Ft (mature specimen)
USDA Hardiness zones: 9b, also does well as a potted plant.
Sun requirement: Full sun.
Water requirement: No supplemental water needed. DO NOT put this plant on a drip system, it will rapidly die.
Plant description: Native only to the Sonoran desert of Arizona and Mexico. This is a very slow-growing cactus. Saguaro cactus can live for 200 years. The flower of the saguaro is the state flower of Arizona. Dried saguaro seeds can be used like poppy seeds in cooking.
Bloom period: Late spring, creamy white flowers. Attracts bees. Cherry-red fruits shortly afterward.
Planting and growing information: Plant on a south-facing slope, water very little. Saguaros do best when left alone without supplemental water. When growing from seed, plant 1/8th inch from surface in gritty, well-draining soil. Mist only, do not water.