Carnegiea gigantea


Native to Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico. This picture is of a small child plant. Grows to a tall tapering column to almost 40 ft, branching with age, close-ribbed; the ribs with strong light brown spines. One of the largest tree-cacti found on Earth. Grown from seed.

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Medicinal: Treatment of rheumatism, and has a multitude of utilitarian uses for the fruit, seeds, and stock.

Synonyms: Cereus giganteus

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
Flower : 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun to partial shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer, dry in winter
Speed of Growth: 
Mature Height: 
40 ft
Mature Width: 
15 ft
Walk-in Retail Prices
1 gallon: 
Latin Name: 
Carnegiea gigantea
Common Name: 
Giant Saguaro

Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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