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Scarlet Ball Cactus - Brasilicactus Haselbergii - 2.5" Pot

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Scarlet Ball Cactus - Brasilicactus Haselbergii - 2.5" Pot

$7.99 $4.99
(You save $3.00)
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CACTUS: Cactus, the common name for a family of desert plants. The plural is cacti or cactuses. Most species bear sharp, needlelike spines, which protect the plants from foraging desert animals. Cacti are famed for their ability to resist drought, which they owe to the fact that moisture from inside the plant evaporates very slowly through the plant's skin. Cacti grow in hundreds of different shapes. The fibrous, juicy stems may be globular, cylindrical, branched, trailing and vinelike, ribbed, grooved, or knob-bearing. Only two species have true leaves. The rest of the 2,000 species are leafless. Brasilicactus haselbergii is endemic to Brazil, where it occurs in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. Altitude range:* 200 to 1,500 metres above sea level. Habitat and Ecology: This species grows on rocky outcrops, in grasslands or pampas, on plains and walls. Generation length is 10 years. Parodia haselbergii has a relatively wide range, but several subpopulations have been extirpated. The major threats are grazing, agriculture, and dam development, and they continue to affect the subpopulations. The species is used as an ornamental in specialized international collections, but specimens are not collected from the wild. Some local extraction exists, but this is not a major threat.

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