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Because the roots of the saguaro cactus are just below the surface.


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Yes, cactus spines are living parts of the cactus plant. They owe their existence to growth buds on the plant's surface. From the growth buds also come a cactus plant's flowers.


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The correct term is a pot cactus. A lot cactus is a small cactus that's been planted in a pot to keep in the home.


you have to look at the cactus small big


The cactus gives the woodpecker a protected home and the woodpecker eats small enemies of the cactus that get on it


A cactus is adapted to living in the desert because it has no leaves and a small surface area so it reduces the water loss and a thick stem to store water in a drought. A cactus has very long roots to absorb water very quickly and spikes to stop animals from eating it.


The cactus has a great many predators actually. The cactus falls prey to many insects and small animals that can maneuver around the thorny exterior.


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A cactus has adapted by making it's leaves into small spikes so it has a small amount of surface area so that a small amount of water is let out through the leaves. no, actually a catus has spikes that are its leaves that it uses as its structural adaptation it has its fleshy body that stores water as its physiological adaptation.cactii lives in deserts long due to its great storage of water protective adaptations...


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it has adapted by becoming small


the cactus includes small and spiky leaves that reduce evaporation of water. It also prevents loss of water. The cactus has also a thick and juicy stem that stores water.


Chlorophyll gives cactus stems their green color. A cactus has chlorophyll because of the stem's photosynthetic interaction with sunlight to make cactus foods. In many other plants, photosynthesis takes place in the leaves. But cactus needles don't offer a large enough surface for photosynthesis to take place or for photosynthetic byproducts to be stored. Instead, needles have reduced surface areas to stop surface evaporation of moisture. So photosynthesis instead must take place within the larger surface area of the stem.


well....... big, round leaves have more surface area so they can absorb more sunlight; cactus leaves are small and thin so not much water evaporate from them. (in case u didnt know, cactus leaves are more commonly known as 'spikes.')


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stomata is the small openings in the surface of the leaf


i dont belive so. They are a type of small bird.



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