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Carnegiea gigantea

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 10078

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Carnegiea gigantea is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: WHITE, funnel-camp., to 12x6cm., noct. - diurnal..(germ. 1-3 weeks warm)
Fruit: RED obov., to 7x4cm., pulp RED, edible, seeds ovate, ~2x1.5mm. shiny BROWN
Foliage: bo columnar, 30-75cm. dia., ribs 12-30..eventually fastigiate, best in semi-shade
Height, in meters: 16
Height, in feet: 52.80
Carnegiea gigantea seeds may be subject to seasonal availability

Synonyms (alternative names) for Carnegiea gigantea:
Cereus giganteus, 

Common names for Carnegiea gigantea:

("arms" develop in 50-70 years, so don't wait),  (fruit confit / gelee, syrop, fermentee),  (sow seed in surface, needs light),  Giant Cactus,  Giant Saguaro Cactus,  IOS 00093,  Sage-of-the-Desert,  Saguaro,  Sahuaro, 


Carnegiea gigantea is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

5:   Cactus Seed List
See also *Succulent Plant Seed List
9:   Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
30:   Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
60:   Economic Timber Trees
see also Cabinet Wood Tree Seeds
62:   Mexican Native and Introduced Plants
76:   Californian Native Plant Seed List
85:   Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
192:   Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
281:  Cactaceae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.


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Germination guide for Carnegiea gigantea

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Carnegiea gigantea seeds will usually germinate in 5-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Carnegiea gigantea seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 25°C.

Sand, and loam, with some sphagnum moss or coir (coconut fiber/dust) make a good mix for germinating Carnegiea gigantea and similar seeds. The mix needs to be free-draining, and to be slightly water retentive. Surface sow the seeds and just cover with sand. Start germinating the seeds in shady (dark), humid conditions. As the seeds start to germinate, increase the light and decrease the humidity.

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