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Amazing Facts about the Cactus Plant

A cactus looks beautiful...isn't it? Take up this quiz to check how much you know about this beautiful succulent.
Pragya Singh Nov 09, 2020
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Spines help reduce water loss and protect them from being eaten by animals that are in search of food.
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The usage dates to 1769, first used for the green, leafless plants of American desert.
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The saguaro cactus takes 10 years to reach 1 inch in height.
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Unlike other plants, the stems of cacti are green with chlorophyll, from where photosynthesis takes place.
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In the night, the cactus being cool, loses less moisture, hence retaining water content.
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Apart from being of use in cooking and medicine, it is also used as an ornamental indoor plant in homes as well as in offices.
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Almost 75% cactus species are native to Mexico, with more than half of them endangered.
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Blossfeldia Liliputana, the smallest cactus in the world is named after tiny citizens of Liliput from the book "Gulliver’s Travels".
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Only one species of cactus, the Rhipsalis Baccifera grows in Africa and Sri Lanka also.
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At some places, 'cactuses' may be used, but 'cacti' is the more popular term in use.
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US and New Zealand were primary powers of Cactus Air Force. After December 1942 the official name for Cactus Air Force became Allied Air Forces in the Solomons.
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The band Cactus Jack gained attention for performing soundtracks for several Quentin Tarantino movies.
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The cactus grew in Sonora Desert (Mexico) and according to the Guinness World Records 2007 version, was 63 feet (19.2 m) in April 1995.
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Dragon fruit is an exotic cactus that is found in Asia, Mexico, and parts of South America.
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Cactus is a member of Cactaceae, a family of about 127 genera with some 1750 known species.
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