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Cactus and Succulents

Want to hear some fun facts about cactus and succulents?
 

  1. Cacti are native to the Americas, while succulents can be found on all continents (excluding Antarctica). 
     

  2. Cacti are known for their spines which not only serve as a defence mechanism against predators, but also provide shade in order to limit water loss!

 

  1. Not all cacti have spines! The spineless cacti are often poisonous to prevent animals from eating them. 

 

  1. Cacti and succulents are adapted to survive in desert-like conditions. They store water in their leaves and stems which allows them to survive long periods of drought. Some cacti are known to survive for up to 2 years without water!

 

  1. Cacti and succulents come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, from small, ground-hugging rosettes to tall, tree-like plants- the choices are endless!
     

  2. The largest cacti ever recorded was a 78-foot-tall Saguaro cactus! In comparison, the Sagole Baobab (AKA Adansonia digitata) is a succulent plant and the most recent height measurement of this plant exceeds 64 feet tall! 

 

What will you add to your collection?
 

At Desert Plants we have a whole host of options for you to choose from. Whether you want to choose a Peyote Cactus (Lophophora species), San Pedro Cactus (Trichocereus species) or a fascinating caudex Succulent plant like Dioscorea Elephantipes, we have plenty of options which vary in size, design and price.


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