What we usually see these days are the cute little cactus and succulents that businesses sell online but take a look at this gigantic plant! This is the biggest Cactus; it is called Saguaro Cactus. This kind of cactus can usually find at Sonoran Desert and is found only in Western Sonora in Mexico and in Southern Arizona in the US. It’s truly unpredictable! It can grow up to 40 feet and the tallest one was measured 78 feet into the air. Saguaro Cacti can weigh up to 4800 pounds when it’s fully hydrated.
Maybe this plant looks scary, right? But this is a huge help as its height to the desert animals that’s why it is called Keystone Species. When the fruits ripen during the peak of the drought, it’s the only moist food source for many birds, mammals, and insects during this part of the year. Saguaros make excellent nesting places for many birds too.
This Cactus isn’t only for animals, it also has a lot of vitamins for us, humans like; Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, and other key minerals to nurture your organs and enable better functioning. These fruits are also loaded with antioxidants to shield your body from many infections and disorders.