Cardon Grande Cactus. Also called: Echinopsis terscheckii, Golden Saguaro, Argentine Saguaro, San Pedro Cactus, or Cardon Santo, sacred cactus. Photos Taken Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Superior, Arizona. Argentine Saguaro Trichocereus terscheckii

Cardon Grande Cactus

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Common Name Golden Saguaro, Argentine Saguaro, Cordon Grande
Latin Name Trichocereus terscheckii
Family Cactaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones   / 8b -11
Type / Form Cactus / Large
Native Habitat Northern Argentina 0 to 3,800 feet
Soil Decomposed granite, clay loam, limestone, low to some organic content, well drained
Water Once per month during hot periods
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width To 50 feet by 10 feet
Protective Mechanism Sharp spines
Leaves  
Flowers White, nocturnal, fragrant
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Background, container, low maintenance, rock garden
Garden Suitability Sonoran, Fragrance
Nature Value Nectar for birds, fruit eaten
Native American Uses Fruit eaten
Links  
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/CardonGrande/CardonGrande.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/63552/
    Images and data http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/detail.php?id=ASDM04767&sp=Trichocereus%20terscheckii
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cactuscactus.com/product_info.php?cPath=5&products_id=50&osCsid=35525b73fc49863118b94b306767c3b0