Cacti Cactus

0

Posted by admin | Posted in Garden Plants | Posted on 07-08-2010

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Why do Cacti grow so slow, in particular the Saguaro cactus?

I'm doing an assignment on the speed that things move, I used how slow some Cacti grow as a comparison to something faster like a spaceship. I'm just interested as to why it would grow at such a slow rate I know weather is an obvious factor but are there any other reasons?

With respect to Rustskip, the soil in which the Saguaro grows is actually very good, the same soil as the Prickly Pear, cotton, citrus, even durham wheat. Anything that can take the heat will grow here as long as it gets enough water. It is an adaptive trait that makes it grow slowly like the Bristle cone pine or Sequoia.
There are many plants in the desert which grow as slowly or slower than the Saguaro and climate (long term weather) is the main factor as its genetic evolution has allowed it to adapt to the harsh conditions. Check out; www.desertmuseum.org for factual information on the Southwest deserts
(Clemson South Carolina?)

Cactus plants  Succulent  Haworthia cooperi vartruncata
Cactus plants Succulent Haworthia cooperi vartruncata
$6.00
Time Remaining: 31m

Candlelabra Cactus Cuttings Euphorbia Acruensis 3 cuttings
Candlelabra Cactus Cuttings Euphorbia Acruensis 3 cuttings
$12.95
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95

How to Grow Cactus 8 Books Easy Dessert Blooms Succulents on cd
How to Grow Cactus 8 Books Easy Dessert Blooms Succulents on cd
$4.99
Time Remaining: 34m

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii VARIEGATA seedling plant not aztekium cactus 2
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii VARIEGATA seedling plant not aztekium cactus 2
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 36m

Astrophytum myriostigma FUKURYU hybrids clump form RARE cactus succulent
Astrophytum myriostigma FUKURYU hybrids clump form RARE cactus succulent
$19.99
Time Remaining: 36m

Hylocereus undatus VARIEGATA Rare  cactus not aztekium
Hylocereus undatus VARIEGATA Rare cactus not aztekium
$9.99
Time Remaining: 36m

Mammillaria humboldtii BIG CLUMP RARE  not aztekium cactus
Mammillaria humboldtii BIG CLUMP RARE not aztekium cactus
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 36m

Euphorbia japonica CLUMP form  Very nice cactus succulents rare plant 3
Euphorbia japonica CLUMP form Very nice cactus succulents rare plant 3
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 36m

Mammillaria compressa VARIEGATA BIG SIZE RARE  not aztekium cactus
Mammillaria compressa VARIEGATA BIG SIZE RARE not aztekium cactus
$14.99
Time Remaining: 38m

Euphorbia lactea VARIEGATA CRISTATA BIG SIZE not aztekium ariocarpus cactus 3
Euphorbia lactea VARIEGATA CRISTATA BIG SIZE not aztekium ariocarpus cactus 3
$5.99
Time Remaining: 38m

Euphorbia tirucalli CRISTATA VERY RARE  pencil cactus succulents
Euphorbia tirucalli CRISTATA VERY RARE pencil cactus succulents
$19.99
Time Remaining: 38m

Mammillaria bocacsana FRED clone B CRISTATA Very rare  succulents cactus
Mammillaria bocacsana FRED clone B CRISTATA Very rare succulents cactus
$14.99
Time Remaining: 43m

Sulcorebutia rauschii VARIEGATA Very rare Nice ariocarpus aztekium cactus
Sulcorebutia rauschii VARIEGATA Very rare Nice ariocarpus aztekium cactus
$12.99
Time Remaining: 43m

Haworthia tessellata BIG CLUMP nice  agave succulent cactus
Haworthia tessellata BIG CLUMP nice agave succulent cactus
$12.99
Time Remaining: 43m

Haworthia cymbiformis WHITE VARIEGATA BIG CLUMP rare  nice succulent cactus
Haworthia cymbiformis WHITE VARIEGATA BIG CLUMP rare nice succulent cactus
$12.99
Time Remaining: 43m

Echinopsis calochlora hybrids VARIEGATA BIG Very Nice  cactus succulent
Echinopsis calochlora hybrids VARIEGATA BIG Very Nice cactus succulent
$9.99
Time Remaining: 43m

33 total San Pedro Trichocereus Pachanoi Three 11 top cuttings Sacred Cactus
33 total San Pedro Trichocereus Pachanoi Three 11 top cuttings Sacred Cactus
$32.95
Time Remaining: 56m

Two Haworthia Fasciata Variegated Zebra Plant cactus succulent gasteria aloe
Two Haworthia Fasciata Variegated Zebra Plant cactus succulent gasteria aloe
$12.99
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $16.99

Haworthia Fasciata Variegated Zebra Plant live cactus succulent gasteria aloe
Haworthia Fasciata Variegated Zebra Plant live cactus succulent gasteria aloe
$6.99
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $15.95

6 Lbs of Spineless CACTUS PADS Opuntia Nopal Food or To Plant
6 Lbs of Spineless CACTUS PADS Opuntia Nopal Food or To Plant
$29.95
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $29.95

3 Big Spineless CACTUS PADs Opuntia Nopal PRICKLY PEAR Edible Fruit
3 Big Spineless CACTUS PADs Opuntia Nopal PRICKLY PEAR Edible Fruit
$10.95
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $10.95

3 Haworthia Limifolia  live plant cactus succulent gasteria aloe agave
3 Haworthia Limifolia live plant cactus succulent gasteria aloe agave
$11.95
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $19.45

Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele krainzianus minimus succulent cactus
Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele krainzianus minimus succulent cactus
$7.50
Time Remaining: 1h

NELLIES PINCUSHION CACTUS Escobaria minima 10 seeds
NELLIES PINCUSHION CACTUS Escobaria minima 10 seeds
$2.63
Time Remaining: 1h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $2.63

4 Cured Cacti Cuts 6 8 Purple Flower Cholla Opuntia Imbricata
4 Cured Cacti Cuts 6 8 Purple Flower Cholla Opuntia Imbricata
$9.40
Time Remaining: 1h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $9.40

2 pot Dorstenia ssp exotic bonsai cactus rare succulent miniature plant cacti 2
2 pot Dorstenia ssp exotic bonsai cactus rare succulent miniature plant cacti 2
$8.99
Time Remaining: 2h 34m

3 PSEUDOLITHOPS 3cm  circa cactus ariocarpus
3 PSEUDOLITHOPS 3cm circa cactus ariocarpus
$96.59
Time Remaining: 2h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $96.59

MEXICAN CLARET CUP CACTUS Echinocereus matudae 10 seeds
MEXICAN CLARET CUP CACTUS Echinocereus matudae 10 seeds
$2.63
Time Remaining: 2h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $2.63

RED COB CACTUS Lobivia saltensis 10 seeds
RED COB CACTUS Lobivia saltensis 10 seeds
$2.63
Time Remaining: 2h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $2.63

Epiphyllum GIANT EMBER 1 Gal plants orchid cactus
Epiphyllum GIANT EMBER 1 Gal plants orchid cactus
$16.99
Time Remaining: 3h 2m

Epiphyllum ZOTZ 1 Gal PlantsOrchid Cactus
Epiphyllum ZOTZ 1 Gal PlantsOrchid Cactus
$15.99
Time Remaining: 3h 2m

Epiphyllum BUMPKIN 1 Gal plants orchid cactus
Epiphyllum BUMPKIN 1 Gal plants orchid cactus
$15.99
Time Remaining: 3h 2m

Gastroworthia cv Royal Highness Rare Cactus Succulent not Agave or Echeveria
Gastroworthia cv Royal Highness Rare Cactus Succulent not Agave or Echeveria
$9.99
Time Remaining: 3h 20m

Large Maguey Blue Agave Cactus Americana Century Plant 28 x 24 W 13 Leaves
Large Maguey Blue Agave Cactus Americana Century Plant 28 x 24 W 13 Leaves
$69.95
Time Remaining: 3h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $69.95

60X FLOWERING CACTUS MIX  rare garden cacti exotic desert succulent seed
60X FLOWERING CACTUS MIX rare garden cacti exotic desert succulent seed
$1.02
Time Remaining: 3h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $1.02

Ferocactus gracilis v coloratus Thick Central Red Spine Cactus 25
Ferocactus gracilis v coloratus Thick Central Red Spine Cactus 25
$8.95
Time Remaining: 3h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $8.95

Trichocereus candicans Gold Spine Argentine Clumping Hedgehog Cactus 54
Trichocereus candicans Gold Spine Argentine Clumping Hedgehog Cactus 54
$27.95
Time Remaining: 3h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $27.95

Large Maguey Blue Agave Cactus Americana Century Plant 18 x 20 W 9 Leaves
Large Maguey Blue Agave Cactus Americana Century Plant 18 x 20 W 9 Leaves
$59.95
Time Remaining: 3h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $59.95

Gourgeous Perennials Barrel Cactus Seed Excellent
Gourgeous Perennials Barrel Cactus Seed Excellent
$1.35
Time Remaining: 3h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $1.35

1 Bag 10 Seeds Mixture Of Cactus Flower Beautiful Color Plant High Quality USHF
1 Bag 10 Seeds Mixture Of Cactus Flower Beautiful Color Plant High Quality USHF
$0.89
Time Remaining: 4h 6m

1013 0005 Astrophytum asterias cactus Plant
1013 0005 Astrophytum asterias cactus Plant
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4h 11m

1013 0007 Astrophytum asterias cactus Plant
1013 0007 Astrophytum asterias cactus Plant
$11.49 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 11m

FRAILEA VARIETY MIX mixed exotic mixed cacti rare cactus fertile seed 150 seeds
FRAILEA VARIETY MIX mixed exotic mixed cacti rare cactus fertile seed 150 seeds
$9.99
Time Remaining: 4h 13m

1013 0009 Astrophytum asterias kikko cactus Plant
1013 0009 Astrophytum asterias kikko cactus Plant
$9.99 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 15m

Armatocereus Matucanensis cactus seeds mexican Columnar Cereus
Armatocereus Matucanensis cactus seeds mexican Columnar Cereus
$2.11
Time Remaining: 4h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $2.11

1013 0011 Astrophytum asterias kikko cactus Plant
1013 0011 Astrophytum asterias kikko cactus Plant
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4h 29m

1013 0013 Astrophytum asterias cactus Plant
1013 0013 Astrophytum asterias cactus Plant
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4h 32m

1013 0015 Astrophytum asterias kikko cactus Plant
1013 0015 Astrophytum asterias kikko cactus Plant
$9.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 34m

1013 0017 Astrophytum myriostigma cactus Plant
1013 0017 Astrophytum myriostigma cactus Plant
$11.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 38m

1013 0019 Astrophytum myriostigma cactus Plant
1013 0019 Astrophytum myriostigma cactus Plant
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4h 39m

1013 0023 Astrophytum myriostigma cactus Plant
1013 0023 Astrophytum myriostigma cactus Plant
$10.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 40m

1013 0021 Astrophytum myriostigma cactus Plant
1013 0021 Astrophytum myriostigma cactus Plant
$9.99
Time Remaining: 4h 41m

1013 0025 Astrophytum myriostigma cactus Plant
1013 0025 Astrophytum myriostigma cactus Plant
$10.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 46m

1013 0027 Astrophytum myriostigma cactus Plant
1013 0027 Astrophytum myriostigma cactus Plant
$9.99
Time Remaining: 4h 47m

1013 0029 Astrophytum myriostigma variegate cactus Plant
1013 0029 Astrophytum myriostigma variegate cactus Plant
$17.50 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 49m

1013 0031 Astrophytum myriostigma variegate cactus Plant
1013 0031 Astrophytum myriostigma variegate cactus Plant
$9.99
Time Remaining: 4h 50m

1013 0033 Astrophytum myriostigma variegate cactus Plant
1013 0033 Astrophytum myriostigma variegate cactus Plant
$9.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4h 51m

Echinocactus Grusonii 50 SEEDS Very Rare Cactus Succulent Plant Big Samen Korn
Echinocactus Grusonii 50 SEEDS Very Rare Cactus Succulent Plant Big Samen Korn
$1.71
Time Remaining: 5h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $1.71

Huernia Zebrina Stapelia Life Saver Plant Succulant Cactus  3 starts
Huernia Zebrina Stapelia Life Saver Plant Succulant Cactus 3 starts
$5.00
Time Remaining: 6h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $5.00

MAMMILLARIA CACTUS Mammillaria louisae 10 seeds
MAMMILLARIA CACTUS Mammillaria louisae 10 seeds
$2.63
Time Remaining: 6h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $2.63

TURBINICARPUS CACTUS Turbinicarpus knuthianus 10 seeds
TURBINICARPUS CACTUS Turbinicarpus knuthianus 10 seeds
$2.63
Time Remaining: 6h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $2.63

Ariocarpus Furfuraceus 10 SEEDS Very Rare Cactus Succulent Plant Samen Korn
Ariocarpus Furfuraceus 10 SEEDS Very Rare Cactus Succulent Plant Samen Korn
$3.46
Time Remaining: 6h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $3.46

CREEPING CACTUS Akersia roseiflora 10 seeds
CREEPING CACTUS Akersia roseiflora 10 seeds
$2.63
Time Remaining: 6h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $2.63

TROLL CACTUS Oreocereus trollii 10 seeds
TROLL CACTUS Oreocereus trollii 10 seeds
$2.63
Time Remaining: 6h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $2.63

1013 0035 Astrophytum myriostigma 2plants cactus Plant
1013 0035 Astrophytum myriostigma 2plants cactus Plant
$10.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 55m

1013 0037 Astrophytum ornatum dinosaur cactus Plant
1013 0037 Astrophytum ornatum dinosaur cactus Plant
$12.99 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 56m

ONE 1 San Pedro cactus Trichocereus Pachanoi 12 15 inches cutting FRESH
ONE 1 San Pedro cactus Trichocereus Pachanoi 12 15 inches cutting FRESH
$8.99
Time Remaining: 7h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99

Cactus + Succulent Database Software CDROM for Windows 7 8 XP Vista
Cactus + Succulent Database Software CDROM for Windows 7 8 XP Vista
$17.47
Time Remaining: 7h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $23.64

1013 0039 cactus Plant
1013 0039 cactus Plant
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 4m

1013 0041 Gymnocalycium eurypleurumvariegata succulents cactus Plant
1013 0041 Gymnocalycium eurypleurumvariegata succulents cactus Plant
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 5m

1013 0043 Ariocarpus 2 plants with roots cactus Plant Ariocarpus
1013 0043 Ariocarpus 2 plants with roots cactus Plant Ariocarpus
$19.51 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 6m

Blue Agave Americana Cactus Century Plant 12 high plant
Blue Agave Americana Cactus Century Plant 12 high plant
$9.99
Time Remaining: 7h 9m

10013 0045 Ariocarpus with roots cactus Plant Ariocarpus
10013 0045 Ariocarpus with roots cactus Plant Ariocarpus
$18.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 9m

TURKS CAP CACTUS Melocactus disciformis 10 seeds
TURKS CAP CACTUS Melocactus disciformis 10 seeds
$2.63
Time Remaining: 7h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $2.63

10013 0047 Ariocarpus with roots cactus Plant Ariocarpus
10013 0047 Ariocarpus with roots cactus Plant Ariocarpus
$11.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 11m

1013 0049 Astrophytum myriostigma variegate cactus Plant
1013 0049 Astrophytum myriostigma variegate cactus Plant
$10.99 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 12m


Comments are closed.