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Cactus Gardening

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All cactus plants are succulents, but not all succulents are cactus plants. Being able to tell the difference is one of the concerns in the cactus gardening section. Other questions to be asked and answered include the specifics of a cactus plant's adaptability, environmental impact, growing conditions, harmful stresses, native habitats, propagation methods, and value for people and wildlife.
A cactus plant needs water just like any other plant. They have several methods for conserving the little water they get from the occasional rains. 1. They have roots which spread out near the surface to quickly catch as much water as possible before it drains away or evaporates. Large, column-like…
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soak the finger or body part with the thorn in vinegar. It can be either white vinegar or cider vinegar, they both work the same. Or place cotton saturated with vinegar where the thorn is , and leave it in there for 20-30minutes. The thorn will just fall out.
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A permit can't be issued, because it's illegal to collect, damage, or remove cactus plants from the Sonoran Desert National Monument in Arizona. It's illegal regardless of whether the plant is alive or dead. In fact, the law protects all of the cultural and natural resources within the Desert. That…
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a PTO steam named Kale its a stem found in cold deserts and has been named Kale from the oldest cactus in the world of deserts this is one of the most commonest stem that has ever been found i think this stem is gonna be really helpful in a few years time and I'm glad you are so found of this...ques…
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The Cactus plant lives for extended periods of time due the lack of predators; nothing is there to kill it.
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The cacti (in general) have made many modifications to collect, store and retain water. Adaptations include: a low surface to volume ratio to reduce evaporation a waxy outer layer to prevent transpiration of water a modified CO2 scavenging system to allow CO2 capture with minimum water loss a wide…
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You should water a cactus once a week. If the plant starts to look bad water it once every nine days.
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Rose plants have prickles not thorns. Prickles are sharp pointed hairs that contain epidermal and subepidermal tissues. A thorn is a short, sharp modified stem. Roses use prickles to ward off predators which may help extend their life.
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Pachycereus pringlei (Cardón) It is the tallest cactus species in the world, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 meters (62.9 feet) It lives in Baha California.
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Many cacti are recognized as having hallucinogenic or narcotic properties and therefore can also be regarded as being poisonous. Cactus fruits are generally regarded as safe, however.
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The below ground parts of a cactus are used to precipitate bacteria, ions, and particles. To precipitate means to remove. That removal is done by the cells in the roots. The result is the release of exudates, or waste products, into the soil to feed the soil food web. Soil food web members include b…
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Cactie absorb the sunlight to eat.
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The agave snout nose weevil (Scyphophorus acupunctatus) in the larval stage is the worm that infests and eats agave roots. The female beetle pierces the plant's soft, thick leaves, inside of which eggs hatch into larvae which travel downward to devour roots until the agave no longer is attached to t…
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Cactus plants live by making changes within themselves to fit better with their extreme environments. For example, jungle equivalents of cactus plants don't grow on the tropical forest floor. Instead, they're epiphytic, which means that their roots are air born. They anchor themselves high up on tre…
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It can absorb and retain lots of water in a short time for later use It performs photosyntesis in a CAM system which saves lots of water It keeps the stomata closed during the day and absorbs CO2 at night It's leaves are thorns and the stem performs photosyntesis It's bloom is aimed at desert in…
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A cactus plant's roots are involved in the precipitation of bacteria and particles. In this case, precipitation refers to removal. Bacteria and particles need to be removed from the cactus. They indeed exit the plant in the form of exudates, or waste products. Underground, one organism's trash may b…
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A cactus breathes through its stomata. These are little holes on the flesh or skin of the cactus. Through it's thorns Cactii breathe through pores in their skin called stomates. These are generally closed during the heat of day to retain moisture and opened during the night to allow respiration to…
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Cactus' are used to desert conditions with minimal water. If you water too much, you can kill it. The important thing is to look at it and see if it begins to sag or look deflated. The soil should be about 50% sand for quick drainage. Cacti and succulants that are planted in pots should be watered s…
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The roots to a cactus are long thick and go very wide and deep. When it rains the roots absorb the water and store it in its leaves. The cactus doesnt need a lot of water. A couple drops a year will keep it alive. Its leaves are protected with spines.
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That answer is wrong! the roots are just bellow the survice so to soak up as mmuch water as possible when it rains, also they have spikes on their leaves to warn off other prediators not to eeat it. they have thick waxy skin aswell.all this i know for an absolute fact.
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The cardon cactus is the world's largest cactus. They are mainly pollinated by night time, nectar feeding bats but may also be pollinating by birds and insects.
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Javalina, deer, rabbits, and even humans eat cactus. Various birds eat the fruit of the Saguaro and Prickly pear. Insects, birds, and bats pollinate the cactus.
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All cactus plants can produce flowers. If the flowers are pollinated, there will be seeds. Some cacti, such as the prickly pear, enclose the seeds in a tasty fruit, which you can buy at the supermarket. Handle carefully, in case all the protective spines have not been removed! In the wild, cactus m…
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Answer Cacti are adapted to living in desert and they can store lots of water. They have spikes to protect themselves from predators. Cacti are adapted to the desert as that is where they grow and therefore they need special features to live in that environment. Over time the cacti has adapte…
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Cacti are New World (Americas) plants that live in a variety of habitats, including the desert.
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Some roots spread from 10-15 foot away; they can also change characteristics as the water supply fluctuates.
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many animals eat cacti because they contain water and they need the cactito get water what animals eat the actual cacti i really dont know
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There is no such thing as a cacti. Cacti is plural for the singular cactus.
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by dancing here and therIt has shallow roots that are spread out so that it can receive as much water as it can after a rainfall. It has 'thorns' that prevent animals from eating it. It also has a waxy covering to prevent water loss.
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The barrel Cactus can be found in the southwest of north america. It will adapt by usually drinking some water from its spine aftwer it has rained. By Leon.Z2005
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Most cactus have stickery texture with toucher stems.
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sometimes it is used to protect itself from predators.
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Answer They have Spikes to stop predators trying to eat them
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Although some Saguaro cacti never grow arms, those that grow arms do so between the ages of 50 to 100 years. The size of this cacti and the number of arms is due to factors, such as soil and rainfall. Saguaro cacti grow in the Sonoran Desert of the United States.
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If you give proper care it will live for more than 100 years.
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Cacti can live in the desert because, inside of the cactus there is a water system which stores water into the cactus from the ground. The roots are very long so they go deep into the ground to get water. When explorers are in the desert they tear open a cactus to get water, but they had to be caref…
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The tallest type of cactus is the giant saguaro cactus.From 17wolf359:Actually, there are a number of cacti that are either as tall or taller than the saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea). Here are just a few: Cephalocereus, Neobuxbaumia, Neocardensia (now Neoraimondia), Cereus, Trichocereus (now Echinopsis…
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They use photosynthesis to produce food, they are producers! Above the ground a cactus absorbs the energy from the sun to convert carbon dioxide into sugars and other compounds. Below ground they have sophisticated root systems which enables them to collect water and nutrients, even from very poor…
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Some cacti have a tap root while others have a dense fibrous root system.
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It depends on what type of cactus you are talking about. Prickly pair cactus's are found in Sunny climates and bloom in the rain. Saguaro cactus's are in hot climates such as Arizona.
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Cactus plants adapt by making changes within themselves that help them better survive in such extreme environments as the desert and the jungle. For example, jungle cactus plants adapt by not growing on the darker forest floor. Instead, they grow high up on tree trunks or branches. This is because t…
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by heat sunlightand being in da desert
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A VERY long time. I'd expect about a year or two. The bigger ones a year or two more! Although it would be a good idea to water it at least every two months.
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Cactus (as most desert plants) plants survive in near desert conditions, on almost no water. They manage this because of several adaptations to their stems and leaves that they have developed over their long evolution. Cacti look swollen because they have adapted their stems and leaves to store as …
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Cactus are eaten in most places in the world where they grow. But now they are becoming available in grocery stores. Some cactus store water and can be life-saving when folks are lost in the desert and without water. Jams and jellies are sometimes made from the fruit/flowers of some cactus, notably …
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Only if something poisonous has got itself spiked on it and put poison on it, but otherwise, no.
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Good luck. It would take far too long to list them on this site even if anyone had the time to do it. Try botanical websites, or narrow the search to something manageable.FlorasEnchantix: Try these 2; Flora and Tulips. Flora is Italian for Flowers.
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The plant known as the Christmas cactus as it can be grown to flower around Christmas is Schlumbergia , it was called Zygocactus until recently.A Christmas Cactus....Zygocactus - The Red is beautiful and quite festive.
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the Christmas castus only blooms at Christmas time. the rest of the year it will be greenery but around next october-November keep in warm and humid. try putttin a plastic bag over the plant with a small hole at the top so it doesnt go moldy. keep soil moist but don't over water. make sure it gets s…
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Cacti have spikes to use as their defense mechanism to animals that may try to eat them. The spikes deter the animals by pricking them in the nose and mouth putting them off trying to eat it. The spikes also help collect water vapor by increasing the plant's surface area and the spikes also help sto…
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There are several answers, depending on the spikes. Answers include: To protect the plant from herbivoresTo provide a layer of still air, to protect the cactus skin from excessive heatTo provide shade to the cactus skinOverall, the purpose seems to be related in some way to the plant's survival stra…
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Cactus roots have adapted by burrowing deep to reach water that is not quickly evaporated by surface heat. The stems grow very thick to act as a sort of insulation against evaporative loss. And the leaves have evolved as needles which have a low surface area to reduce evaporation and to deter anim…
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The Crimson Hedgehog Cactus stems are closely packed together, it can keep warm in very cold weather and this also reduces surface area through which it can lose heat.It plant grows in deserts.It has spines.It grows in clumps.The clumps have a few to a hundred stems. The stems of this cactus are sho…
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every April
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Nothing really, the plant is too spicky
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Cacti grow in deserts because they don't need as much water as other plants. They retains water and juice inside the plant for a long time. That's why in the desert you always see birds inside cacti. They use it as shelter and food and water.
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no. cactus has different types shapes and sizes
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they eat cheese i do like a pork pie is what they think to them selves so they go shopping and then raid the stor like a PRO!!!
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Flowers help cactus plants survive in the desert by attracting pollinators. Because of pollination, the cactus plants may have fruits full of seeds. For example, the giant saguaro cactus [Carnegiea gigantea] depends upon bats for pollination of its huge, light colored bat blossoms.
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The stem is the cactus body part in which water is moved, processed and stored. It also is the body part where breathing pores called stomata allow for the gas exchange necessary for keeping proper temperatures and stopping water loss. It takes on various forms. For example, it may look like a thick…
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Most cactus are very slow growing, and do not acclimate well to different environments from where they are native. Like most plants, however, they can adapt slightly to different humidity, temperature, soil, sunlight, and water levels. Most cactus need a sunny location and well-draining soil to thri…
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Yes, desert cactus plants can grow in dirt. But no, jungle cactus plants aren't used to growing out of the ground. They grow with their roots exposed to the air. In the jungle, the problem is the reverse of the desert. It's a situation of high moisture levels and low light. So jungle cactus plants r…
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CATUS ARE AWSOME. Cacti (plural) is a common name given to a group of xerophytic plants (adapted to dry regions). They are able to survive to to a number of unique adaptations to their morphology. They have long roots that spread out just under the surface in search of water, they grow more root…
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Glochids. The spikes on a cactus are called Glochids.
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It all depends on the place it is in. In a particular desert there is an ocean nearby. The water condensates and then the cacti take all of the moisture in. It keeps that for a long time. Any water possible, it will soak up like a sponge. Cacti can live in the desert because, inside of the cactus…
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cactaceae is the scientific name of cactus
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Pachycereus pringlei The Cardon is the tallest cactus species in the world, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 m (63 ft), with a stout trunk up to 1 m (3.3 ft) in diameter bearing several erect branches. Pachycereus pringlei, also known as Mexican Giant Cardon or Elephant Cactus, is a spec…
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No. Some may be considered as leaves but not really. Christmas cactus for instance grows in thin segmented stalks reminiscent of leaves. Cactus flowers have petal that are leafy and green like leaves but not really leaves. barrel cactus and saquaros obviously have no leafy protrusions beyond their …
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The Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) is considered mature at 100-125 years old. Older specimens may attain ages of 200 years or more
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There are a number of desert animals that eat cacti. They have learned to remove the spines without being hurt. The animals that eat cacti include fox, bats, and mice.
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Cactus only need to be fed once a year in the spring. Answer. Treat any cactus or succulent like any othe house plant in the summer and water and feed it normally. In the winter hold off the feed and water and only give some water when neccesary.
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There are something on the order of 2,000 different species of cactus. Those plant taxonomists who identify them are still sorting a few out, but that number is close. Links can be found below to check facts and gather more information.
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Most desert plants survive in the desert by storing water in their cells. An example would be the cactus.
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When it rains or there is a flood it spreads out its roots and absorbs as much water as possible without bursting.
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the saguaro
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Saguaro cacti are about 100 years old when they get arms. Other cacti vary.
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Cactuses are prickly so the animals stay of the and so the animals can't drink the water out of them!!!
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no it provides defense only
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Yes, fire can kill cactus plants depending upon its nearness and intensity. Cactus plants handle extreme, harsh environments. But even they have their limits. For example, they're cold sensitive. They likewise can be scorched by intense heat or light.
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The saguaro cactus is the world's largest cactus species in the world.This cactus can grow over 50 feet tall and weigh over 2,000 pounds (907.185 kilograms)! It also has a lifespan of 150 years! Clarification: Actually, the cardon cactus (Pachycereus pringlei) of Mexico is the largest cactus in t…
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Cacti grow in hot, dry, areas. In Texas, this is the southwestern part of the State (Big Bend National Park) and along the western border with New Mexico.
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A cactus' body swells in times of moisture so that it can store the much needed water for later. Also, in times of drought, the body sinks in, or contracts.
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The cactus seed may be found within the fruit. It tends to germinate between 66 and 70-81 degrees Fahrenheit [19 - 21-27 degrees Celsius]. Germination tends to take about 2-4 weeks. A properly treated cactus plant may be of good size within 1-2 years of germination.
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The adaptations of the cactus includes small and spiky leaves that reduce evaporation of water. It also prevents loss of water. The cactus has also a thick and juicy stem that stores water. It carries out photosynthesis like any other normal green plant. Waxy leaves, long roots, have needles Cactu…
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the thorns are actually their leaves. They are small so there is less surface area to lose water from through transpiration.caucuses have thorns so insects that eat that sort of plant or people who want caucuses get poked and the little creatures die on them. if you look closely at a cactus in the d…
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The saguaro cactus [Carnegiea gigantea] may sprout from seed within 2-4 weeks. But it'll take 40+ years for the cactus to sprout branches and flowers. During the first four decades of its life, it concentrates energizing photosynthetic products into such life supporting processes as growth and water…
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The Easter blooming cactus [Schlumbergera gaertneri] is a successful houseplant. So it can live for many years if its environment supports its needs. It's a jungle cactus from Brazil. So it's the opposite of the desert cactus in its needs. Specifically, the Easter cactus isn't used to direct, ha…
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When I transplanted mine I put on gloves, pulled up some of the plant and laid in on the ground in a dry place with mostly morning sun putting just a little dirt around it. The plant will also root by laying the plant on the ground. New roots will form under each piece - it is easy to start them. Al…
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their is a bird in the desert that sometimes makes it nest in a cactus
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Really, really old.
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it is their evolutionary defense against attackers. In a desert environment, water is very scarce. Therefore, every small amount of water absorbed by plants is indispensable to plant survival. The purpose of thorns is to protect the fleshy stems (which contain water) of the cactus from predators.
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The cactus plants live in any Desert area. But sometimes it depends on the type of cactus it is.
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no but it can be use to sooth the pain.
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Barrel shaped stems without leaves are water reservoir and photosynthesize. Spines are dense, somewhat obscuring the surface of the stem protecting it from heat, water loss and to be eaten by animals.
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On their own, cactus plants tend to reproduce in one of three ways. One is by the germination of their seeds. Another is by the production of babies, which are called offsets.Still another is by the rooting of body parts that break off and fall onto the ground.
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Pincushion cactuses [Mammillaria spp] need water during the growing season, which tends to be spring and summer. During those seasons, they may need to be watered every 10-14 days. But the guide shouldn't be the number of days. Instead, it should be the dryness or moistness of the soil. The soil sho…
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A cactus berry is one of the forms that cactus fruit may take. Different cactus plants make different types of fruit. For example, the fruit of the living rock or fossil cactus [Ariocarpus spp] looks like pale fleshy berries. In contrast, the saguaro cactus [Carnegiea gigantea] makes fruit that look…
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