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How do saguaro cactus get water?

The cactus will send a large, single taproot straight down into the soil to a depth of about 5 feet. This taproot gives the cactus access to water that is stored deep underground. The main roots of the saguaro cactus are quite different.

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In this regard, how does a cactus get water?

The spines on a cactus help to protect it from humans and animals. Its roots are spread out to collect water when it does rain and it stores water in its body for future use.

Also Know, where do saguaro cactus grow? Sonoran Desert

Besides, how much water can a saguaro cactus?

Saguaro cacti require about 10 inches of water yearly to thrive.

Do cactus have water in them?

Turns out, a cactus is not actually a spine-covered basin of fresh water. Water is truly a precious resource in a desert, so, in addition to their intimidating spines, most cactus species further protect their spongy flesh with acids and potent alkaloids.

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