Some messages you could write in Señor Cactus card:
- Talking to you is like trying to pet a cactus.
- You’re looking sharp.
- I’m stuck on you.
- Thanks for sticking by me.
- You’re the Juan for me.
- Nacho problema.
- You’re stuck with me.
- You’re hot stuff.
- Stay sharp and reach for the sky.
- Your ego is not your amigo.
- You remind me of a cactus: spiny and grumpy
- Fiesta like there’s no mañana.
- Happy birthday, amigo.
- or, for those occasions: “I’ve met some pricks in my time, but YOU dear are the whole cactus.”
Give this card for Christmas, Birthdays, Cinco de Mayo, celebrations and prickly occasions.
See also: our Cactus Flowers in Bloom pop up card.
Here are some Saguaro Q&A:
Q. How long does it take for a saguaro cactus to grow an arm?
A. 50 to 75 years
Because saguaros grow so slowly, it might take 50 to 75 years for them to grow their first arms. Arms are important to them because they store extra water. After 100 years, they usually have several arms. After 200 years they have many arms.
Q. How old is the oldest saguaro cactus?
A. Old Granddaddy was about 300 years old when he started to die in the 1990s, which makes him the oldest known cactus ever in the world. Not only was Old Granddaddy old, he was a giant at over 40 feet tall and had 52 arms just before he died.
Q. How much water can it hold?
A. One mature saguaro can store 1,500 gallons of water (that’s 6 tons) in its spongy pulp — enough to last several months. It can lose 2/3 of its stored water and survive.
Q. How did it get its name?
A. The saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea ) was named for philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Q. Where is the tallest cactus in the world?
A. According to the Guinness World Records, the tallest of the tall was in Baja California and measured 63 feet (19.2 m) in April of 1995. This is about as tall as four giraffes stacked on top of one another.