Why does the cactus have to live in the desert?
Cacti are drought resistant - they can survive for weeks or months without water.
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Cacti are New World (Americas) plants that live in a variety of habitats, including the desert.
Some roots spread from 10-15 foot away; they can also change characteristics as the water supply fluctuates.
The barrel Cactus can be found in the southwest of north america. It will adapt by usually drinking some water from its spine aftwer it has rained. By Leon.Z 2005
Cacti can live in the desert because, inside of the cactus there isa water system which stores water into the cactus from the ground.The roots are very long so they go deep into the ground to getwater. When explorers are in the desert they tear open a cactus toget water, but they had to be careful o…f those sharp spikes[Because cacti has a waxy covering!!! also they have the reallysharp spikes so no other animas can take th water that theystruggle to get, as if they even try to, they will get pricked veryhard! (MORE)
A cactus is adapted to living in the desert because it has noleaves and a small surface area so it reduces the water loss and athick stem to store water in a drought. A cactus has very longroots to absorb water very quickly and spikes to stop animals fromeating it.
their is a bird in the desert that sometimes makes it nest in a cactus
There are many ways in which the cacti plants have adapted to thedesert including needing less water to live. These cacti plantshave also developed very sharp needles to prevent animals fromtaking the water inside.
because a cactus is a plan that stores with water inside of it. it is possible because like never in the desert it rains but, the cactus is just stored with water.
Cactus can obtain the required amount of water from the desert ground unlike other plants. Therefore they are able to stay alive in that given ecosystem.
Cacti survive in the desert by storing what little water there is inside their hollow body. This hidden water supply can be used by someone finding themselves in a survival situation.
Camels drink lots of water and then can go without days with it. They feed on the desert grasses and cacti that live in the desert. The cacti and grass can survive, because of a waxy mixture on them, and when it does rain, they savour the water like camels. They are also the type of plant that is …adjusted to live in the desert. (MORE)
Yes, a cactus is Living, like any other plant. Additionally - it grows and sprouts from a seed, and has roots like any other plant or flower
The leaves have evolved into spines which protect the cactus fromanimals desiring to eat it. Having no leaves also slowstranspiration of water from the plant enabling it to survive betterin an arid environment.
It has spines on its stem to protect itself from the animals eating it. Also it can prevent lots of water going out from the leaf because less water comes out from the spines. It has stems to store water, and big root underground to absorb as much water as possible. I hope this can help you!!^^
That is not true.. I lived in Mississippi and cactus grew there, even in the woods.We lived in the flat delta where it rained a lot and the groundcould get quite soggy and we had a cactus growing in our yard. Clarification: There are cactus species that are native to grasslands, the rainforest,… etc. They are not only found in the desert. (MORE)
Identify desert characteristics and give a reason why the saguaro cactus is able to live in the desert?
The roots that lie beneath the saguaro's surface soak up as much as 200 gallons of water -- enough to last a year. This is what sustains the saguaro in the dry desert environment.
if cactus stopped living in the deserts some wildlife wouldn't survive because the cactus stores water and that's where most animals get their water source
It's difficult to account for how many cactus plants live in the desert. A census must take in private and public property. It also must cross borders from the United States of America into Mexico. There are many and it is practically impossible to tell the exact number.
One adaptation that's behind desert survival is a cactus' thick outer skin that keeps water, nutrient solutions, and energizing photosynthetic products inside. Another adaptation is a cactus' spreading, shallow, fibrous roots that quickly catch surface and soil moisture. Still another adaptation… is a cactus' modified leaves in the form of thorns, spines, spikes, quills, prongs, needles, hairs, or bristles. The modified leaves direct any available moisture - be it dew, fog, or rain - into the ground, to be added to the water table or taken in by the plant's roots. (MORE)
Most cacti live on rocky hillsides that have good drainage. Thereare a few species that are adapted to sandy areas also.
Cacti are (generally) found in deserts as they have adapted to survive in the desert environment. For example, they have a very low surface area compared to their volume to reduce water loss in the hot desert climate, and also have very large root systems which enable them to gather water from a lar…ge radius. (MORE)
There are some species of cactus that live in the rainforest.Generally, however, a cactus requires well drained, dry soilotherwise it developes root rot that usually kills the plant. Manyspecies of prickly pear cactus, however, can adapt to almost anybiome and could probably live in some areas of a …rainforest. (MORE)
The life span depends on the species. Some cacti such as thesaguaro, may live for well over 100 years.
yes it is it has small needles that help it not to loose alot of water and to scare of preditors it stores the water in its hump
It depends what country and what desert, but small creatures like mice often live in the desert, as well as insects and bugs like termites.
Cacti are natives only to American deserts where they are fed on bydeer, javelina, desert tortoises and some rodents. The main targetis the prickly pear cactus.
There is no such thing as a mesquite cactus. There are, however,mesquite trees and shrubs.
Cactus are well adapted to deserts because their thick leaves contains lot of water so they don't die.
Cactus's are thrifty plants that live in dry regions. They may not get much moisture where they live, but they manage to make the most of what they do get. Since the cactus's long roots lie close to the surface of the ground, they can catch water from desert rains. And since the roots have a cork…-like bark covering them, they can absorb the water quickly. n addition, the plant's sharp, pointed needles keep desert animals from sucking out this valuable liquid. However, cactus plants have saved the lives of thirsty people stranded in the desert. (MORE)
Cacti may die of old age, disease, insect infestation (scale, etc.)lack of water, being eaten by animals such as javelina, beingcrushed by large animal hooves, human damage caused by off-roadersand ATVs, drowning during flooding, root rot caused by excessiverain, unusually cold weather, etc.
Most cacti are so well armed with spines than few animals will evenattempt to eat them. However, the prickly pear cactus is frequentlyused as food by rodents, hares, rabbits, javelina and deer as wellas a number of other animals.
it lives in the desert but if an) enemy is coming it will hide in a tree or a cactus. the cactus wren's habitat is earth worms or any small Creator that stands in it's way. the bio me is a lake or a grassy-land area to hide from it's enemy this is called conclusiontion witch in scientific method mea…ns communication (MORE)
The cactus has the ability to store water in its fleshy stem so itcan survive long periods of drought.
The Cactus' roots are extremely long so that they can suck water up from far away and search for the water. They also have a shallow root system to absorb surface water when there is some rain (or even dew). The trunk of the Cactus is also a part of this as it acts as a storing place for the water…. The Cactus' spikes are specially there so that insects and animals don't eat it; the spikes are modified leaves, this reduces the amount of water lost through transpiration. (MORE)
Cactuses are thrifty plants that live in dry regions. They may not get much moisture where they live, but they manage to make the most of what they do get. Since the cactus's long roots lie close to the surface of the ground, they can catch water from desert rains. And since the roots have a cork-li…ke bark covering them, they can absorb the water quickly. Because the cactus has no leaves, its stems do the job of manufacturing food for the plant and of storing its water. And because these stems grow upward rather than out, not too much of the plant faces the direct drying rays of the sun. These broad stems have a great deal of room for storing the water and a thick covering for protecting it. In addition, the plant's sharp, pointed needles keep desert animals from sucking out this valuable liquid. However, cactus plants have saved the lives of thirsty people stranded in the desert. A cactus plant only three feet tall may have roots spreading out to a length of ten feet across the desert! (MORE)
Yes, cacti are found in the deserts of North and South America aswell as in other biomes.
A cactus has two main things that help it survive in the desert: a hollow interior to store water in, and a waxy outer skin that helps keep its water supply from evaporating.
Many cacti have a dense, wide-spread network of roots just belowthe surface of the soil so that they can absorb water even from alight rainfall. Some have roots that go deep into the soil to findmoisture present there.
1) Water, they can live with out water for months. 2)Fruit bats feed on their pollen from the flowers to help photosynthesis. 3) Wind helps to disperce seeds. They are like dandylions. Animals also eat their seed, and come out the other end.
T he fish hook shaped spines of the Fish Hook Cactus help divert heat and shade to the growing tip of the plant.
That depends upon the species. Some cacti can survive lengthyperiods below zero while other species will not tolerate anytemperature that falls below freezing.
Cactus remain in the desert because they can survive in harshenvironments. Cactus plants have the ability to collect all thewater they can get, and store it inside them for months on end. The" thorns " or " pricks " of the cactus, protect theplant from animals who might want to eat it. Cactus is for…med in the desert due to scarecity of water, hightemperature and less organic matter in the soil. (MORE)
Cacti are able to store water in their stems during times of plentyso that they can survive in times of drought.
Most cacti are not edible. One that is would be some species of theprickly pear cactus. Some other cacti have toxins andhalucenogenics in their tissues that make them not edible.
Cacti are only found in the deserts of North and South America.They are not the predominant plant in any desert.
There are a number of species of barrel cactus that live in thedeserts of North America.
There is no such thing as a "Joshua Cactus." There is, however, the Joshua tree which is a tree-like yucca found mainly in the Mojave Desert. It can live for hundreds of years and some specimens as old as 1000 years have been found.
Cactus wrens usually nest in the cholla cactus. This very spiny cactus provides protection for their eggs and young from predators such as snakes.
Cacti live in a variety of ecosystems and not just in deserts. Theyare found in grasslands and even in tropical jungles. Differentspecies have developed different adaptations to survive inparticular habitats
The plants are designed (or evolved) to store extra water in theplant body or in underground roots when there is rain or wateravailable and the skin of the plants keeps moisture in the plantfrom evaporating.