Pachycereus pringlei, also known as Mexican giant cardon or elephant cactus, is a species of cactus native to northwestern Mexico in the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Sonora. It is commonly known as cardón.
The Cardon cactus – Pachycereus Pringlei is a flowering cactus belonging to the Cactaceae family. It’s the tallest cactus in the world and native to Northwestern Mexico in the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonoran Desert of Sonora, and Southern Arizona. It’s part of the columnar cacti family from the Sonoran Desert which includes the saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea). Many of these cacti grow to a much more manageable size and are often cultivated in the American Southwest and in areas like San Diego, CA. It’s popular as a houseplant due to its easy-to-care-for nature and unique appearance.