A cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising about
127 genera with ... Most cacti live in habitats subject to at least some drought.
Many live in extremely dry environment...
Cacti make use of many structural adaptations, such as shallow roots, fixed
spines and thick stems, to survive in the desert where there is minimal rainfall.
Any movie or cartoon ever set in the desert always features the cactus. Often, it's
pictured as a tall, green, prickly plant that manages to survive the desert heat ...
Cactus owe their success in the desert to their structural adaptations. ... to the
harsh desert environment, flourish in places where other plants cannot survive.
Oct 8, 2007 ... A look at how cacti are able to survive and grow in the harsh, dry desert
environment. The spines on a cactus help to protect it from humans and ...
House plants may even come with directions as to how much sunlight, shade and
water the plant needs to survive. So how do cacti that live in the desert survive ...
1. Cacti have different metabolism than ordinary plants. It is called CAM
metabolism or ... Quora User, Artist, Painter, Printmaker, Designer, Forester,
Succulent & Cacti lover. Written Jan 16, 2015. 1. Cacti have different metabolism
than ordinary ...
May 15, 2006 ... It's hot in the desert. It's awful dry too. Succulent plants such as cacti, aloes, and
agaves, beat the dry heat by storing plenty of water in their ...
Most cacti were designed for life in the hot and dry deserts. ... below are some of
the characteristics of these plants that help them survive in this harsh climate.
The leaf-shaped sections that make up a prickly pear cactus are called pads. All
of these parts that make up a cactus are designed especially for life in the desert