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Why Do Cacti Have Spines?

I always assumed that cacti just had spines for protection, but it turns out they have many more functions and are really quite remarkable adaptations. They help cacti overcome the difficulties …

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What Soil Do Cactus Need?

With their bold forms and textures and their brightly colored flowers, cacti make great houseplants because they are well suited to typically warm, dry indoor conditions and don’t require a lot …

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How Fast Do Cactus Grow?

If you own a cactus, then you’ll be keen to know how fast it will grow and how large it will get with time. It’s good to know this so you …

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How Long Do Cacti Live?

I’ve been growing cacti since I was a child, but I’ve never seen one die of old age. I can’t say I’ve kept every cactus I’ve owned thriving and happy to …