Wednesday, January 13, 2016

An Old Saguaro

A saguaro cactus can grow for about a hundred years before it sprouts its first "arm" or branch. This particular plant is probably several hundred years old. There is something innately impressive about age. We instinctively admire the ability of any organism to survive. Unfortunately, old saguaros are not usually much different than those that are far younger because for some unexplained reason, not all of the cactus grow arms. There is no real way to tell how long these plants live, but we know they live more than 150 years.

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