Why does the cactus have to live in the desert?
Cacti are drought resistant - they can survive for weeks or months without water.
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Cacti can live in the desert because, inside of the cactus there isa water system which stores water into the cactus from the ground.The roots are very long so they go deep in…to the ground to getwater. When explorers are in the desert they tear open a cactus toget water, but they had to be careful of those sharp spikes[Because cacti has a waxy covering!!! also they have the reallysharp spikes so no other animas can take th water that theystruggle to get, as if they even try to, they will get pricked veryhard!
Cactus can obtain the required amount of water from the desert ground unlike other plants. Therefore they are able to stay alive in that given ecosystem.
Camels drink lots of water and then can go without days with it. They feed on the desert grasses and cacti that live in the desert. The cacti and grass can survive, because of… a waxy mixture on them, and when it does rain, they savour the water like camels. They are also the type of plant that is adjusted to live in the desert.
That is not true.. I lived in Mississippi and cactus grew there, even in the woods.We lived in the flat delta where it rained a lot and the groundcould get quite soggy and we… had a cactus growing in our yard. Clarification: There are cactus species that are native to grasslands, the rainforest, etc. They are not only found in the desert.
Most cacti live on rocky hillsides that have good drainage. Thereare a few species that are adapted to sandy areas also.
Cacti are natives only to American deserts where they are fed on bydeer, javelina, desert tortoises and some rodents. The main targetis the prickly pear cactus.
There is no such thing as a mesquite cactus. There are, however,mesquite trees and shrubs.
They get water that is deep in the ground that other things can't reach
The saguaro lives in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and Mexico.
The Cactus' roots are extremely long so that they can suck water up from far away and search for the water. They also have a shallow root system to absorb surface water when t…here is some rain (or even dew). The trunk of the Cactus is also a part of this as it acts as a storing place for the water. The Cactus' spikes are specially there so that insects and animals don't eat it; the spikes are modified leaves, this reduces the amount of water lost through transpiration.
Yes, cacti are found in the deserts of North and South America aswell as in other biomes.
Cacti have adapted to a variety of biomes, including deserts,grasslands and even rainforests.
They are just badman to look at with an attitude to match!
Cactus wrens usually nest in the cholla cactus. This very spiny cactus provides protection for their eggs and young from predators such as snakes.
Cacti live in a variety of ecosystems and not just in deserts. Theyare found in grasslands and even in tropical jungles. Differentspecies have developed different adaptations …to survive inparticular habitats