Pachycereus pringlei, also known as False Saguaro, Mexican Cardon Cactus and Elephant Cactus, is a succulent native to portions of Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona. These cacti are the largest in the world and may reach a height of over 60 feet and be over 3 feet in diameter. These amazing plants are surprisingly easy to grow and much more forgiving than true saguaro.
These are being made available individually in three different sizes, with the listing photographs showing the exact plants that are available. If you are considering the purchase of more than one of these plants, please check out our listing for a three piece set: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1520646442/three-mexican-cardon-saguaro-cactus
The small size plants stand 5 inches above the soil surface and were photographed growing in their 4 inch pots.
Medium size plants are 6-1/2 to 7 inches tall and are shown in their 4 inch containers.
Large plants have a height of 8-1/2 to 9 inches and are shown growing in their 6 inch pots.
These will be shipped without soil or pots. Some of the plants have small areas of scarring (an example can be seen in the final listing photo) however all are healthy plants.
As these are native to desert regions, P. pringlei prefers a hot environment with plenty of sunlight, however they are cold tolerant to around 30 degrees Fahrenheit and may be grown indoors if placed near a very brightly lit window. The plants in this listing have been grown under filtered sunlight and should be slowly acclimated if being placed in full sun. The Mexican Cardon requires soil that drains extremely well and additional nonorganic material (course sand, perlite, etc.) should be added to a standard cactus soil mix. These cacti should not be watered during the coldest months of the year and only once every 2 weeks during spring. Water no more than once every 10 days during the summer and reduce to once every 3 weeks in the fall.
Shipping to any address within the United States is included in the listing prices, with the following exceptions:
We cannot ship these to addresses within the states of California, Hawaii or to any of the US island territories. Contact us prior to purchase if the destination is within the state of Alaska as additional shipping fees will apply.
1 business day
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Unfortunately, we lack the certifications required by the California Department Of Agriculture that would allow us to ship live plants to those residing in the state of California.
Nov 21, 2023
A very friendly Customer Service and I got a very healthy and beautiful 🌵....for sure I will by again😊
Oct 7, 2023
Arrived well packaged and healthy. Very happy!