How to grow Saguaro

Saguaro growing cactus of the genus Carnegiea also known as Carnegiea gigantea, Saguaro perennial plant also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-12.

Stem color is green when mature become brown the stems erect with spines.

Flower color white, the size of the flower 10+ cm.

Saguaro fruits

Fruit edible, peal color red, the fruit color red in ovate shade.

Saguaro for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Saguaro growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead part and design

Size of the plant?
5-20 m, 15-60 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White flower the size of the flower 10+ cm

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Snails, slugs, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Saguaro fruits?
Eat raw, juice, jams

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
7-10 years

Scientific name:

Carnegiea gigantea

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone