Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert

Arizona Municipal Water Users Association
20 Plants Found
Argentine Giant
Argentine Giant
Argentine Hedgehog
Argentine Hedgehog
Beavertail Prickly Pear
Beavertail Prickly Pear
Blue Myrtle Cactus
Blue Myrtle Cactus
Buckhorn Cholla
Buckhorn Cholla
Cardon Grande
Cardon Grande
Compass Barrel
Compass Barrel
Engelmann's Hedgehog
Engelmann's Hedgehog
Engelmann's Prickly Pear
Engelmann's Prickly Pear
Giant Prickly Pear
Giant Prickly Pear
Golden Barrel
Golden Barrel
Hildmann's Cereus
Hildmann's Cereus
Indian Fig
Indian Fig
Mexican Fencepost
Mexican Fencepost
Organ Pipe
Organ Pipe
Purple Prickly Pear
Purple Prickly Pear
Saguaro
Saguaro
Senita
Senita
Spruce Cones
Spruce Cones
Totem Pole
Totem Pole
20 Plants Found

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Cacti

Cacti are true icons of the desert and help give our region its character and sense of place. Many have extraordinary flowers that bloom during warm periods of the year. They are extremely versatile and adaptable plants, accepting a wide range of growing conditions.

Use individual specimens in the landscape for a dramatic statement, or mass several plants of one species to serve as a low-care groundcover. Most cacti also do well in containers.

Because of their ability to store water, they require much less water than most landscape plants; but even cacti require an occasional irrigation - perhaps once or twice a month in summer. However, don't overwater cacti, and plant them in soil that has good drainage.