Added by on 2016-01-28

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Today we take a up close look at the majestic Saguaro Cactus. Many good folks have asked me to film the Arizona Saguaro so for the interested, I’m happy to oblige. Enjoy the film. Filmed and edited by – youtube.com/ArizonaPublic On location in Buckeye, Arizona’ Royalty free music provided by; incompetech.com SAGUARO FACTS: The saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) is one of the defining plants of the Sonoran Desert. These plants are large, tree-like columnar cacti that develop branches (or arms) as they age, although some never grow arms. These arms generally bend upward and can number over 25. Saguaros are covered with protective spines, white flowers in the late spring, and red fruit in summer. Habitat: Saguaros are found exclusively in the Sonoran Desert. The most important factors for growth are water and temperature. If the elevation is too high, the cold weather and frost can kill the saguaro. Although the the Sonoran Desert experiences both winter and summer rains, it is thought that the Saguaro obtains most of its moisture during the summer rainy season. Range: You find this cactus in southern Arizona and western Sonora, Mexico. At the northern portion of their range they are more plentiful on the warmer south facing slopes. A few stray plants can also be found in southeast California. Wild Status: The saguaro is not currently listed as threatened or endangered. Arizona has strict regulations about the harvesting, collection or destruction of this species. Life Span: With the right growing conditions, it is estimated that saguaros can live to be as much as 150-200 years old. Size: Saguaro are very slow growing cactus. A 10 year old plant might only be 1.5 inches tall. Saguaro can grow to be between 40-60 feet […]

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31 Comments

  • Ellen Price 2 years ago

    I like it!!!?

  • Kellie Gump 2 years ago

    Is this guy for real? He sure doesn't know his subject.?

  • Jack Leslie 2 years ago

    Those little ones are called fishhook barrel cactus not saguoros see the fishhook needles ?

  • Marcia Lynch 2 years ago

    This helped me with my research paper. Thanks!?

  • Scott Martin 2 years ago

    Hi Mike, I just remembered a metal-detecting video you did where you found a Giant 10K gold ring. It was too big for even your thumb! Just wondering if you ever sold that monster, or somehow found the original owner (because I seem to remember it having an inscription).?

  • Tim LeDoux 2 years ago

    I am glad I ran into your new channel, I was a Big fan of your detecting channel, and was bummed when you quit making your videos. Had to subscribe to give you support :-)?

  • SteelCity1981 2 years ago

    put some miracle grow

  • DetectorOCD 2 years ago

    Any detecting videos on the horizon?

  • AZ Starwatcher 2 years ago

    Ones in the middle of the video are Mexican lime cactus. The needles flush red after a rain. The one that turned black was not a survivor from the deep freeze we had in Jan.

  • Vrex622 2 years ago

    In the Saquaro national park, the Tanque Verde ridge trail,climbing to the summit of Mica mountain is amazing.

  • acerb45666555 2 years ago

    Nice!

  • Nick Warren 2 years ago

    Hey dumb ass! Those small cacti you said were saguaro were fish hook cacti!

  • Sextum oo 2 years ago

    nature is amazing in America… is that a Arizona accent?

  • BIGMONSTERBLOCK 2 years ago

    I love Arizona.

  • bratfett 2 years ago

    HahahaHa … thats verry CooL

  • Electriman77 2 years ago

    ..reminds me of thumbing through my Folk's Arizona Highways magazines when I was a kid..I love Arizona and plan to live there full time someday, Great place to live and work and the greatest sunsets..and don't forget, its a dry heat!…

  • spockady 2 years ago

    awesome

  • imo rtel 2 years ago

    The saguaro cactus ( Latin name : Biggus Dickus )

  • jocularjoe 2 years ago

    nice one man ! that cheered me up:>))

  • miguel mouta 2 years ago

    Excellent work. Thanks for posting. I love the desert too.

  • koslund11 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. Have to ask, stopping at Yosemite NP

  • JC Travel Stories 2 years ago

    Wow! I've been through there a few times and seen ocotillo many other places too, but never in bloom. Thanks for the great pics.?

  • NuNativs 2 years ago

    The hummingbird shot was epic…?

  • John C RV 2 years ago

    Amazing what can grow in sand.
    Thanks for sharing?

  • NWHiker 2 years ago

    Very beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  • rick adam 2 years ago

    We are in Bullhead City AZ. They haven't bloomed here probably do to

  • SKPjoe Coursegold 2 years ago

    ;-)?

  • RV Granny 2 years ago

    The plants are beautiful, never lucky enough to see them in bloom. Thanks for sharing. Do they have a scent??

  • The New RV Guy 2 years ago

    Those are the coolest plants I've seen. Reminds me of the cactus I used to grow. It's funny when you live in a place for extended time you forget to stop and smell the roses as they say. Here in South Carolina its beautiful with the different elevations and the purple flowers that grows on trees as a vine. Keep making those videos. You have given me a lot of inspirations. Quick question, do you have nitrogen in your tires for those hot drives??

  • UH-1H 2 years ago

    I been witching your Vlogs for awhile now. you guys are living my dream, but can you make more videos and upload more often ?

  • Love Your RV 2 years ago

    Quick little clip to show you the cool looking Ocotillo plants we found flowering in great numbers while RVing down Interstate 40 in Arizona. They were so numerous and all in full flower we just had to stop at the next rest area and get out to take a closer look. Amazing site to see the bright reddish orange flowers in the stark desert landscape!

    We have seen this plant many times during our winter RV trips in the South West. They are usually just barren thorned sticks, occasionally we see some flowering but never like this, was a real treat as we headed back north.?