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

Answer 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 »
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How does the cactus make food without leaves?

Energizing food for the cactus is made in the stem instead of the leaves. Plants make foods from the photosynthetic interaction of water and dissolved nutrients with sunlight. For many plants, that... Read More »
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How are embedded cactus spines removed?

Remove embedded cactus spines by soaking the affected area. Apply products that encourage the spines to rise to the surface. In many cases, the spines may be removed by looking through a magnifying... Read More »
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Is a cactus plant a tree?

A cactus plant may be tree like in its appearance, but no, it isn't a tree. One big difference between a cactus and a tree is the means by which water and dissolved nutrients are taken in by the pl... Read More »
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Can someone please tell me the name of this house cactus plant?

It looks like a type of Haworthia.Possibly haworthia attenuata, or haworthia fasciata . http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/hawo…
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