One time, on my birthday, my close friend gave me a present. That was a cactus which had violet buds, the color she likes best. I really love it, and don't forget to take care of it every day. Catus is a famous plant because of its meaningfulness. Although it isn't as pretty as the other flowers, such as the rose, but to many people its beauty lies in its their mind.
Cactus has an ugly appearance, with many thorns. It is adapted to extremely arid and hot environments, showing a wide range of anatomical and physiological features which conserve water. Its stemst have expanded into green succulent structures containing the chlorophyll necessary for life and growth, while the leaves have become the spines for which cactus is so well known.
Cactus comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes. The tallest is Pachycereus pringlei, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 m, and the smallest is Blossfeldia liliputiana, only about 1 cm diameter at maturity. Cactus flowers are large, and like the spines and branches arise from areoles. Many cactus species are night blooming, as they are pollinated by nocturnal insects or small animals, principally moths and bats.
Its prichly apperance brings a power of a plant never surrender to any environments. In harsh condition, cactus still blooms its flowers as if it demonstrated its fight to the weather. The flowers are resuts of cactus's effort.
"Sympolicaly, cactus is the symbol of the life and growth."
Maybe because of that, I consider it as my favourite plant.
Written by Nha Trang