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What is the native habitat of the barrel cactus?
The native habitat of the barrel cactus ranges from the southern United States of America to Mexico. It's called the barrel cactus because of its barrel shape. It also is called the fish hook cactus because of its spines. Its scientific name is Ferocactus spp. ...
How does a barrel cactus grow?
A barrel cactus [Ferocactus spp] grows in response to light. This phenomenon is called phototropism. The sunlight to which the barrel cactus is exposed are the bright, hot rays of the southwestern American desert. So the cactus grows in response to light, but with a pronounced southwards lean. This is to prevent sunburn. ...