Saguaro Losing Green Color - Knowledgebase Question

Goodyear, AZ
Question by Petep623
September 24, 2000
I have a Saugaro Cactus that is starting to fade in color. It is starting to lose it's green color that it used to have. Why is this hapening? What can I do to help it bring it's beautiful green color back?

Answer from NGA
September 24, 2000


As they age, saguaro will lose some color. (Take a look at saguaro growing in the desert naturally.) There's nothing you can do to change the color. Keep your saguaro healthy by insuring that it gets a deep soaking (water should penetrate about one foot deep well past the trunk area) about once a month in hot months. If summer monsoons are heavy, this won't be needed. Winter rains are usually adequate.

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