I sure hope you have the “time” to read all about our fabulous Saguaros.
Arizonians are proud of their beloved saguaros!
Do you know how much “time” it takes a saguaro to grow tall, let alone grow an arm?
According to the National Park Service it can take a saguaro 10 years to grow one inch.
Saguaros can reach 40 feet in height!
So… a very tall saguaro can be hundreds of years old! (That’s a lot of “TIME” to grow that tall and old!)
They grow their first arm at about the age of 95-100 years old. They stop growing at around 200 years old with many arms or none at all. A saguaro without any arms is called a spear. Why no arms?? No one really knows the answer!
Around 60 years of age a saguaro can produce it’s first flower.
Saguaros only grow in the Sonoran desert.
We here in the Valley of the Sun love our saguaros!
It is illegal to harm a Saguaro according to Arizona State Laws.
Some saguaros can become crested. This is due to Fasciation.
Or a rare condition of abnormal growth.
On most older saguaros their needles can grow about one inch in length.
Many can grow in silly ways…
We love our Saguaros but don’t get to close!
I am glad you took the “time” to read about our Saguaros.
They take a lot of “time” to grow.
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Until Next Time ~Nancy