Beside this, where is the largest saguaro cactus?
Then, can you buy a saguaro?
PURCHASING YOUR SAGUARO CACTUS
Your choice in size will directly impact the cost. You may choose to start from the beginning with seeds, buy one in a box, or even choose to buy more mature and larger cactus. For more information about Saguaro pricing and availability please call us at 480-488-9455.
Is it illegal to take dead saguaro cactus in Arizona?
It is illegal to dig up any cactus in Arizona without a permit to do so and if you were greedy or immoral enough to cut down or dig up a Saguaro, you could face 25 years in prison for that.
Destruction or theft of a saguaro is illegal under state law and can result in fines and a class 4 felony. … “The reason for the law is so we can just give them other ideas, they can move plants on property, they can sell them off the property, there’s a lot of other things they can do.”
The age of a cactus may be determined by measuring its height. In the case of the saguaro cactus, the most popular variety, it can reach up to an average of 40 feet tall in its lifetime. The saguaro cactus that is typically seen in the Sonoran Desert of the American West can grow to be quite tall.
The size and age of your plant may have special considerations for pruning. Saguaro Cactus are one of the few cactus that will not root from cuttings, so replanting the pruned arm is not possible.
Experts say while giant saguaros don’t necessarily burn during wildfires, the heat and flames can still negatively affect the plants in several ways. For instance, fire can scorch the green skin off the cactus, leaving behind burned portions that will no longer produce food. The end result: the cactus will die.
150 – 175 years
But generally, they go for about $100 or more a foot if they are just spears and are in excellent condition. Saguaros with arms are more costly.
It is legal for you to remove or sell your own saguaro, but get a permit: The Arizona Department of Agriculture says homeowners can destroy or remove any plant on their land. … But if the cactus is moving somewhere else, you need a $7 permit and a tag for $8.
Plan on shelling out $200 for smaller specimens and as much as $8,000 for the gallery’s tallest cactus, a 20-footer.