by Madelyn Totzke
ALL ABOUT THE DESERT
Cactuses have spikes on them because thay don't want animals to bite the cactus. The trunk is wide because the cactus wants to store water. It takes a long time for it to grow. It is really hot and never gets rain. They don't have any leaves because they don't the want water to escape. Native Americans had been using the aloe from certain cactus plants for medicine.cactuse belongs to the family cactaceae. The tallest cactus is pachycereus.
Prickles keep animals away from them. Also the cautus store water.
Little or no Leaves
They dont have iny leaves because they don't want water to get out.
It has took a long time for it to grow this tall.