Barrett Junction Cafe & Mercantile

The Saguaro Cactus

As you enter the Barrett Junction Café & Mercantile the first thing you notice is a Hall Tree manufactured in the 1990’s by Polanski Furniture Company.  If you look to the left you will also notice the Saguaro Cactus stand.  It has one arm and stands approximately 4 ½ feet tall.  The top and arm are topped off by a glass tops approximately a foot in diameter.

The Saguaro Cactus is protected and the only way you can harvest or replant them is with a license from the state you choose one from.  The Saguaro is a cactus and does live for hundreds of years.  It can take between 75 to 100 years for this great cactus to grow an arm.  According to the information at Wikipedia, the Maricopa County, Arizona is home to several of these ancient cactus.

Left to grow, the Saguaro Cactus blooms and fruits.  The blooms are white and yellow and show themselves at night.  The lesser long nosed bat feeds from the sap of the bloom and transfers the pollen from one flower to the other.  If the job is well done, the fruit will hold thousands of seeds.  The fruit is a beautiful red, sweet, and edible.

This Saguaro Cactus was cut, dried and prepped for decoration in an office or home.  The glass is secured to the ends of the cactus and make a great plant holder or other creative ideas may include a small alter, display your best glass or china, even your most prized statues.

The Saguaro Cactus stand has been sold. 

Visit the Barrett Junction Café & Mercantile Tuesday to Thursday, after 11 a.m. and before 6 p.m, Fridays 11 a.m to 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday after 8 a.m.

To learn more about the Saguaro Cactus visit these links:

 Wikipedia: Saguaro Cactus  

Desert USA 

You Tube

NPS is a government site and this is a pdf document.

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