A cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising ca 127
genera with ... Most cacti live in habitats subject to at least some drought. Many
live in extremely dry environments, ...
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 ...
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.
Cactus owe their success in the desert to their structural adaptations. ... to the
harsh desert environment, flourish in places where other plants cannot survive.
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.
Jul 23, 2006 ... Cacti have can be found in rain forests and as far north as Canada. But it is their
ability to thrive in the desert, where rain falls infrequently and ...
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 ...
Aug 4, 2015 ... Love that question! Yeeeahh! Im getting to write about cacti! I am a lifelong cactus
-nerd since age 13! (That is a 41 year career)And a desert rat, ...
All cacti are succulents, as are such non-cactus desert dwellers as agave, aloe,
.... Adaptations enable indigenous plants and animals not merely to survive here