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cactus A regionally popular short form for
(1) Peyote, or
cactus the common name for members of the family Cactaceae, all of which, with one possible exception (Rhipsalis), are native to the continent of America. Most cacti are XEROPHYTES and succulents, found in deserts which have infrequent but heavy rainfall; cacti are absent from deserts with little or no rainfall. Epiphylum species and their relatives are found in rain forests and are chiefly EPIPHYTES. Cacti are distinguished from other succulents by having an areole, a pin-cushion type of structure from which wool, spines, new shoots and flowers develop. Other succulents do not possess an areole even though spines may be present.
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Instead, thieves are targeting young cactuses that are just 1.
3 million saguaros in the park, it's too big a job to tag all the cactuses.
The most common misconception is that cactuses
and succulents don't need water,'' says Minnich.
But like all plants, cactuses can succumb to weeds.
I enjoy it, though - especially when the cactuses are in flower.
will grow satisfactorily in some shade, even if they do flower with greater profusion in the sun.
They began collecting cactuses
and succulents in the 1960s, when the house they lived in had a pool that filled the back yard.