What did cactus spikes used to be?

Answer Cactus spikes used to be leaves. They've been modified, into thinner and smaller equivalents. With their decreased surface area, they lose less water to evaporation. They also are able to channel m... Read More »

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What are the spikes on the cacti used for?

The spikes of a cactus prevents a herbivore from eating it as well prevents water loss through transpiration.

Difference between Jobe's fruit tree spikes& evergreen spikes?

Jobe's Fruit & Citrus Tree fertilizer spikes and Jobe's Evergreen fertilizer spikes are manufactured by the Easy Gardener Co. to help gardeners easily match the fertilizer needs of different types ... Read More »

How can the prickly pear cactus be used?

Prickly pear cactus [Opuntia spp] can be used for artistic purposes, as models for paintings and pottery. It can be used for conservation of soil and of water. Its roots feed the underground soil f... Read More »

What is this cactus Is it even a cactus?

I have the exact same succulent in my collection and it is not brown because of tap water, this is its natural color. The amount of brown may vary depending on the amount of sunlight (direct or ind... Read More »