What is the proper way to water a flowering cactus?
Treat cactus like any other plant. During the growing season
water and feed as required. During the dormant season ease off the
water and watch for signs of growth and start all over again.
What happens to cactus flowers?
Cactus flowers tend not to be long blooming. Some cactus plants have night flowering blooms. Others have day flowering blossoms. Either way, the flowers need to be pollinated. Once pollinated, the flowers wither and develop the ovary. From the ovary develops the fruit, which produces cactus seeds. The seeds may be used by the cactus to feed the available wildlife and to reproduce.
What part of the cactus takes in moisture?
The roots take in moisture for the cactus. Specifically, water and dissolved nutrients are taken in underground by the cactus plant's roots. The water and dissolved nutrients are sent by capillary action up into the stem. In the stem, transformation into energizing foods takes place by way of the photosynthetic interaction with the sun. Water and energizing carbohydrates, starches, and sugars are stored in the stem. They are released when needed for such cactus activities as flowering, fruiting, and reproducing. About 90% of the inside of the cactus is involved in the moving and storing of precious water.
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How could cactus plants live many days without water?
How can you measure the water in cactus plants?
It's difficult for the non scientifically employed gardener to measure a cactus plant's water levels. But there's a way of guesstimating. A cactus plant has ribbed sides that fill out with more water inside, and sink in with less. Filled out ribbing identifies a cactus plant as being 90%+ full of water. The sunken in look indicates 75% and less.
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How long does a saguaro cactus take to grow?
As is the case with plants, a saguaro cactus [Carnegiea gigantea] has indeterminate growth. It grows from the cradle to the grave. But it's considered mature once it's about 40 years old. At that age, it may put forth its large, pale, unusual bloom that's called bat flowers. Once it starts flowering, it still has a long way to go in its expected life span. A saguaro cactus can live 150-200 years.
How does the cactus produce water?
One way in which a cactus plant produces water is by the exit of its inside water supplies through the openings of the stem's stomata, or breathing pores. That doesn't happen often. But when it does, it's called transpiration. Another way is by the specialization of its interior tissues. The tissues of the cactus plant's stem are fleshy and juicy. So they're sources of water. But that water may be stored in a bitter or even toxic form. Still another way is by the working of its growth buds. The budding flowers, fruits, and seeds are all succulent sources of water. Yet another way is by the release of its exudates. Exudates are a plant's waste products. They're let loose into the soil, to feed such soil food web members as bacteria, fungi, nematodes and protozoa.