Scientific name of a cactus?

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What is the scientific name for cactus?

There are many different names for the many different types of cactuses. The saguaro's scientific name is Carnegiea gigantica. The scientific name for the jumping cholla is Cylindropuntia fulgida.... Read More »

Why are leaves modified to form spines in the cactus plant how then does the cactus plant make food?

The cactus adapted to its harsh environment by developing thick skin to slow the evaporation of water. The leaves changed in order to reduce the surface area that water could evaporate from and ove... Read More »

Does a Christmas cactus only bloom once a year in December My Christmas cactus bloomed in December and?

Christmas cactus will bloom if given long uninterrupted dark periods, about 12 hours each night. Begin the dark treatments in about mid-October to have plants in full bloom by the holidays. You can... Read More »

How can I re-pot a cactus?

If it's a cactus that flowers don't repot it until it has completely flowered and all the flowers are gone! What you need to do is in a new pot put a bit of soil/compose whatever your using in the ... Read More »