Plant Spotlight: Parry’s Agave

Plant Spotlight: Parry’s Agave

What is Parry’s Agave?  Native to Arizona, New Mexico, and Northern Mexico, Parry’s Agave boasts larger leaves and rosettes compared to many of its subspecies. Its compact, nearly round rosettes feature gray-green leaves that can grow between 7 to 20 inches in length....
Plant Spotlight: Organ Pipe Cactus

Plant Spotlight: Organ Pipe Cactus

What is the Organ Pipe Cactus?  The Stenocereus thurberi, also known as the Organ Pipe Cactus is a large species of cactus, native to Mexico and Southern Arizona. They are popular in warmer, rocky parts of the Sonoran Desert. The Organ Pipe Cactus usually reaches...
Plant Spotlight: Golden Barrel Cactus

Plant Spotlight: Golden Barrel Cactus

What is the Golden Barrel Cactus?  The Echinocactus grusonii, also known as the Golden Barrel Cactus, is an award-winning plant known for its slow growth. It features a barrel-shaped stem in pale green, characterized by prominent ribs adorned with areoles from which...
Plant Spotlight: The Saguaro Cactus

Plant Spotlight: The Saguaro Cactus

What is the Saguaro Cactus?  The saguaro cactus, scientifically known as Carnegiea gigantea, stands as a defining plant in the Sonoran Desert. These cacti are notable for their sizable, tree-like columns that may develop branches, although some remain without arms....