How Do Cactuses Adapt to Their Environment?

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Cacti adapt to their environment in two main ways: first, they have the ability of swelling in times of moisture so that they can store more water in their succulent stems for use during the dry season. They also have spiny type of leaves, which conserve water well, since these leaves do not have large surface area for evaporation of water. However, cacti are photosynthetic just like other plants; they use the sun for energy to develop.
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