What does a cactus eat?

Answer They use photosynthesis to produce food, they are producers! Above the ground a cactus absorbs the energy from the sun to convert carbon dioxide into sugars and other compounds.Below ground they h... Read More »

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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 »

Can You Cut a Cactus?

All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Cactus plants --- native to the Americas --- store water inside the plant for use later. Both indoor cactus houseplants --- such as the ... Read More »

What does a cactus look like?

All cactus are green and have spines on them. Some cacti are big while others are small. Some have flowers and some don't. Most cacti have round stems and no visible leaves (although they do have m... Read More »