Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea Gigantea) – The Cactus Outlet

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Also known as Carnegia gigantea. The massive iconic sentinel of the Sonoran desert grows up to 30 feet tall and features multiple arms. This cactus can handle moderate periods of frost down to 25 degrees fahrenheit. Available shipped to your door from one foot tall all the way up to six feet tall.

Columnar Cacti design and application suggestions:

Columnar cacti are impactful and dramatic. Frame an entryway, put one in an office corner that is just screaming for something interesting or if you are lucky to live in a suitable outdoor environment, install a few columnar cacti in the landscape for dramatic effect. Our columnar cacti are equally happy in a decorative pot or planted in the ground.

Our columnar cacti offer you different colors and growth forms. The totem pole and curiosity cacti have very interesting growth habits. The Mexican fence post, peruvian apple, organ pipe, saguaro and senita offer elegance and presence. The curiosity cacti, silver and golden torch offer splashes of color to integrate with your space.

Why purchase our Columnar Cacti?

Our columnar cacti are grown in their native habitat right here in Southern Arizona. Raised outdoors with just the right amount of water and fertilizer, they come to you in their natural form. These plants do not come to you from a greenhouse. They are already hardy to whatever growing conditions you have to offer. Our columnar cacti present the same appearance as you will find them in their native habitats.

If you want to plant them in a container for a sunroom, patio or window planter, great! If you want to take your columnar cacti and plant them in the ground, also great! No acclimation needed. Our plants are ready to go!

Reliable packaging and shipping

We strive to offer the most healthy cacti and succulents you can find anywhere that are shipped right to your door. Our plants are professionally packaged with expertise honed by shipping amazing plants to customers like you for over 20 years. Our packaging process ensures a bare minimum of damaged orders. All of our plants are wrapped in bubble wrap and tape, which should not be taken off until your plant is in its final home. The bubble wrap offers you and the plant additional protection while planting. All of our plants are shipped bare root.  

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
James Byars

The product arrived safely. It was wrapped really well, had careful instructions and easily transferable to a pot. The only negative I would have to say would be the cosmetic issues on the cactus but that is expected. Overall, I’m super pleased with my cactus.

wes hetrick
Just a baby but so robust!

I’m impressed. My foot high Saguaro arrived as promised … so well wrapped in layers of bubble wrap, carpet padding, tape … no damage from its long trip across the continent. My Terra cotta pot with inside diameter of 12 inches was just the right size. I felt like a surgeon peeling away the layers of protection, not one spine showed damage (thank you, UPS, as well). Now begins its history in its new home.

My plan is to bring it indoors when daily temps drop below freezing. Otherwise it will live on my deck with southern exposure & protection from the VA rains (when rain threatens, a 30 gal steel trashcan as a roof should do the trick). It brings with it fond memories of birding trips to southern AZ. THANK YOU!

Clinton Leyland

My 2 foot saguaro arrived in great shape.
Had a few questions and called the cactus outlet. They were helpful with their response.
Would definitely recommend this place for anybody that wants cactuses. Thanks.

Diego Ley


Bo H

I’ve been wanting a saguaro for a long time as a collector of cacti. My sweet boyfriend decided to order one for me from here. He ordered one that was 1ft tall, but what came in was closer to 2ft and girthy as can be. And this was a very health specimen, packaged with extreme care. I just couldn’t be more happy with this. Thank you to the team here we are both extremely happy with our saguaro!!