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What's difference between Giant Saguaro and Mexican Saguaro?

Mexican looks thinner and taller. Just wondering cause I want to get one for the house, but don't know which one to get. Want to know if they have different habits. Thanks

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Re: What's difference between Giant Saguaro and Mexican Sagu

Carnegia gigantea is called Saguaro Cactus. I am guessing this is the one you refer to as Giant Saguaro. The other, I think mistakenly called Mexican Saguaro, is most likely Pachycereus pringlei, Mexican Giant Cardon or Elephant Cactus. Using these 2 Latin names, you should be able to find plenty of info (differences/culture) on the web to determine which might have a chance growing where you live. Good luck!! :mrgreen:

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