Where can you find cactus?

Where Do They Grow? Most cactus species grow in hot, dry regions. In North America they are prevalent in Mexico and many parts of the Southwestern United States. But cactuses can also be found on mountains, in rain forests, and some even grow in Alaska and near Antarctica.

Where do cacti live in the world?

Cacti are native to the Americas and can be found from the southern tip of South America to western Canada in North America. They usually live in areas that are relatively dry. Many cacti thrive in areas that are extremely dry, such as the Atacama Desert — one of the driest places on Earth.

Are there cactus in Asia?

The only cacti that are not native to the Americas are Mistletoe Cacti. These are found in Asia and Africa. So, while cacti are only traditionally found in the Americas, you can now find them in almost any desert, home office, or succulent collection in the world.

Where is cactus found in India?

Cactus are mostly found in the dry region of India that are Gujarat and Thar desert of Rajasthan.

Which country has the most cactus?

Mexico has the greatest number and variety of species. The only cacti possibly native to the Old World are members of the genus Rhipsalis, occurring in East Africa, Madagascar, and Sri Lanka. Although a few cactus species inhabit tropical or subtropical areas, most live in and are well adapted to dry regions.

Are there any cacti native to Europe or Africa?

Most cacti species are native to America. In fact, there is no known cacti species native to Europe, Australia, or Africa. To date, not much is known about early cacti plants because only a few cactus fossils have been found.

Where can you find cactus in the world?

Some cacti plants do well in low altitudes, while others do well in high altitude areas. These succulents can be found growing down along the coast of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans as well as other low-altitude regions such as the infamous Death Valley in California.

Where are the most cacti found in Texas?

More species of cacti are found in Texas than iany other state; counties with the most variety (around 100 species) are Presidio and Brewster, in the Big Bend area. Some counties have no cacti, however, including most of those in the far east. The most widespread species, not necessarily always common, are cylindropuntia leptocaulis,…

Are there any cactus that live in the desert?

Only a few cacti species are truly adapted to growing in arid conditions such as deserts and semi-deserts. The giant Saguaro cactus is perhaps the most prominent face of desert cacti. The giant plant grows in the Sonoran Desert and can live for up to 200 years.