What Is the World’s Biggest Cactus?

Can you imagine a cactus taller than a five-story building? The saguaro, a slow-growing cactus found in the American Southwest and in Mexico, can grow higher than some oak trees.

One saguaro in Arizona stands 52 feet tall, while another in Mexico is over 58 feet tall, and weighs about 20,000 pounds!

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3 thoughts on “What Is the World’s Biggest Cactus?”

  1. The saguaro is the largest in the United States, but the cardon cactus is the largest in the world.

    Cardon is the tallest cactus species in the world, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 m (63 ft), with a stout trunk up to 1 m (3.3 ft) in diameter bearing several erect branches.

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