The Giant Cactus Tree

12 Oct

Came across this bad boy in Playa del Carmen this weekend. Gotta admit… never seen anything like it.

Is it a cactus? Is it a tree? Is it both? I dunno but I think I just found my new header.

I love Mexico.

13 Responses to “The Giant Cactus Tree”

  1. Kathryn October 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    That thing is crazy! I would hate to stumble into that on a dark night 🙂 Love it as your header- the colors go really well with your background.

  2. Ceri October 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    Wow, have never seen anything like it either. 😀

  3. 123kreditkarteAlex October 13, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    This thing looks awesome. Does anybody have an idea how long it takes until the tree grows so big? By-the-way I like your new header :-).

  4. Leslie Limon October 13, 2011 at 2:36 am #

    I’ve never seen one that big!!! 🙂 But it is just a cactus. A really, really, big (and old) cactus.

    Love your new header! 🙂

  5. Amanda October 13, 2011 at 3:07 am #

    Ohhhh Pretty!!!!! I’ll take a pic of some of the ones we have around here. I had never seen these kinds of cactuses until we moved to Peru! Crazy!

  6. DM October 13, 2011 at 4:13 am #

    It’s gorgeous and it looks great in your header too!

  7. Francisco October 13, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    Cool new header!

  8. debi October 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    are those like nopal leaves? can you cook and eat them??

  9. Ang October 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    awesome! love it on the header!!

  10. Nikki October 14, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    It’s huge! I remember when my Grandparents replaced a cactus at their arizona house. So expensive!

  11. Krysten October 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    COOL! Very unique, I like!

  12. GRRRL TRAVELER November 1, 2011 at 5:24 am #

    new hybrid? I like like it. It’s much lovelier than normal cactuses.

  13. katrina2000 April 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    We had a cactus like this in Florida when I was a kid. It’s a prickly pear cactus. If you grab a leaf and shove it in the ground, it will start a new plant. Ours was closing in on 20 feet high and nearly as wide. Tour buses used to stop to take pictures of it.

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