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The cactus is adapted to live in hot environments? How do you think it stores water for long periods?
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The cactus is well adapted to grow in hot climates because of the spines they have which are modified leaves that trap air between them thus reducing air circulation around the plant. The spines are the leaves of the plant and the smaller the leaves the lower the loss of water through transpiration. The cactus is adapted for storage of water for a long period mainly because it has water storage cells in the roots and the stem that have elastic cell walls that allow water to be stored.
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