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How are cactus adapted to survive in a desert?


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Answered 2012-02-03 16:13:35

the plants growing in deserts have adaptations to prevent water loss for example cactus:

1. has no leaves to prevent water loss through transpiration.

2. stem is modified in such a way that it performs photosynthesis.

3.root system is well developed and grows in deep in search of water.

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once it finds water, it is excelent at preserving it


The desert does not help the cactus survive. The cactus survives despite the desert due to its adaptations..



No Sunflowers can not grow in the dessert. They are not adapted for that because they need moist soil. But cactus' live in the desert. A cactus is enabled to survive in hot and dry environments.


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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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yes a cactus will survive because it stores water in its trunk for when it needs it most


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The main plant that is in the desert is the cactus. Cactus are able to hold water for extended periods of time in order to survive.


Organisms that are not adapted to living in a desert will probably not survive for long and die.


because a cactus is a plan that stores with water inside of it. it is possible because like never in the desert it rains but, the cactus is just stored with water.


waxy outer layer to keep moisture in.


mostly stored water, as they are well adapted to the dry desert environment.


They are just badman to look at with an attitude to match!


becar many yuse cactus survive in low water also and they can survive without water for many years


by heat sunlightand being in da desert



Because they adapted to their surroundings.


A Cactus is a good example of a desert plant.A desert palnt is any plant that has adapted to live in an arid environment.


Very few plants can survive the harsh environment of the desert. The cactus has well adapted to this dry and arid habitat. Wild flowers also are surprisingly abundant as well.


Over thousands or millions of years various plants have adapted in order to survive in particular environments. Example: Cactus developed spines and reduced its leaves in order to survive in a desert. Example: The Venus Flytrap adapted its leaves to catch insects to supplement its Nitrogen deficient soil



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