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

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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?)

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