The reference used is from Tucson, Arizona, which is home to the Saguaro National Park. These majestic Saguaros are found exclusively in the Sonoran Desert.
The most critical factors for growth are water and temperature. If the elevation is too high, the cold weather and frost can kill the Saguaro.
The Sonoran Desert experiences winter and summer rains, the Saguaro obtains most of its moisture during the summer rainy season.
Saguaros can live to be as much as 150-200 years old with the right growing conditions.
Saguaros are very slow-growing cactus. A 10-year-old plant might only be 1.5 inches tall. Saguaro can grow to be between 40-60 feet tall (12-18m). When rain is plentiful, and the Saguaro is fully hydrated, it can weigh between 3200-4800 pounds.
My artwork is filled with creativity and glorious, vivid colors as a Sedona artist, yet my style is utterly unique. Whether your preference is for realistic, or interpretive, or somewhere in-between, it is easy to select one of my paintings.
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If you are looking to add vibrancy to a room or have it become the center of focus, then my vivid, mystical landscapes are for you. For more vivid landscape artwork of cacti, visit here: Sedona Cactus, Desert Blossom, and Iconic Saguaro.
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