These needle-armed guys have a lot
They grow where nothing else can:
High altitudes, poor soil, little rain and extreme temperatures are what
these funny guys like best!
That's actually how this thorny seat
cushion is called here!
It takes courage to grow in such a
thicket of thorns! The courage doesn't last for long: These cacti flower
only for a few days.
Cacti are accustomed to being the
only inhabitants of the desert. But when it rains, once every ten years
or so, short lived soft plants overgrow them. The cacti just wait. Before
long, the quick invaders will be gone, and again the thorny soldiers will
hold watch alone.
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