4.6 out of 5 (30 experiences)
Also known as
Saguaro, Saguaro and Giant Cactus
How to care for Carnegiea Gigantea
Carnegiea Gigantea needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Carnegiea Gigantea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Carnegiea Gigantea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Carnegiea Gigantea in your home 🏡.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Carnegiea Gigantea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Super slow growing but hardy cactus. Unfortunately they grow so slowly that if your husband accidentally knocks it to the floor and decapitates it, it will take time to recover but it won’t kick the bucket quickly so that’s good! Easy to deal with and interesting looking and a great conversation piece!