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Answered 2012-01-24 23:51:07

Cactus will rot if they do not get a chance to dry out after being exposed to water.

They evolved in dry climates and have not developed any self protection against dangerous organisms that thrive in dampness.

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How does a cactus survive high temperatures in the desert?

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How does the leaves of the cactus help it to survive?

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Why cactus are found in Atacama Desert?

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