Saguaro cactus

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Saguaro cactus

Saguaro cactus

A large cactus native to arid Earth environments. Though it is not a tree, it yields a small amount of fibrous material that can be used like wood.

Base Stats

Cover Effectiveness

Plant Stats

Time to grow
5 days (9.23 days)
200 days
Work to Sow
4,000 ticks (1.11 mins)
Work to Harvest
300 ticks (5 secs)
Harvest Yield
15 Wood.png
Min Fertility
Fertility Sensitivity

Saguaro cacti are a plant that naturally occurs in arid shrublands, deserts, and extreme deserts. Saguaro cacti require Plants skill level 6 to sow. A mature saguaro cactus yields 15 wood.


Saguaro cacti have a base growing time of 5 days, need a minimum soil fertility of 5%, and have a fertility sensitivity rating of 0%. The following table details how long it takes for saguaro cacti to grow in each growable ground type, factoring in the plant resting time and being in ideal growing conditions:

  • Ground Type Gravel Soil Rich Soil Hydroponics
    Fertility (%) 70 100 140 280
    Real Grow Time (days)[1] 9.23 9.23 9.23 N/A
    Base Yield/day[2] 1.63 1.63 1.63 N/A
    1. Actual days to grow, taking into account rest time.
    2. Per plant, assuming Crop Yield Multiplier of 1.0. Note that Difficulty settings change the Crop Yield Multiplier.
  • Although saguaro cacti have the highest yield per day out of any wood-yielding plant in gravel and soil owing to its non-existent fertility sensitivity, they only share third place with oak trees in rich soil for the same reason.

    Saguaro cacti are also unique in the respect that they are the only product-yielding plant that can grow in sand.

    Food Production

    Unlike in real life, saguaro cacti don't yield any human-edible products in RimWorld.


    The saguaro cactus' raw product is wood, which has a market value of 1.4 silver. The refined product with the largest profit margin is a grand sculpture, having a 51.25%[1] profit margin. The following table details silver per day, per plant. It only factors in the 50% selling markdown; the market value of the products; and the yield per day:

  • Ground Type Sand Gravel Soil Rich Soil Hydroponics
    Raw 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 -
    Refined 1.23 1.23 1.23 1.23 -
    1. 110% sell price multiplier and assuming normal quality. Your mileage may vary; see quality for more information on skill level's impact on the average market value of produced goods.