- Native American
- 50 Giant Saguaro seeds, Carnegia gigantea
50 Giant Saguaro seeds, Carnegia gigantea
The Giant Saguaro is a tree-like cactus which can grow to over 40 feet tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, the Mexican State of Sonora, and the Whipple Mountains and Imperial County areas of California. The saguaro blossom is the state flower of Arizona, where the cactus is a protected species. Many species of birds use the plant as a home. A nectar feast for bees and bats in the spring.
The saguaro is an important source of food and shelter material for the Tohono O’odham tribe. Saguaro spines are sometimes used as natural sewing needles by Native tribes. The ribs of the saguaro were used for construction and other purposes by many Native Americans. The Seri people of northwestern Mexico also used the plant parts, which they call mojépe, for a number of purposes.
Saguaros grow slowly from seed, but never from cuttings. Use bottom heat and standard cactus seed horticulture. Full sun, minimal water, sandy soil.
50 seeds per packet, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMOs.