Cactuses and Succulents are the most common plants that we can find in deserts. Cacti is mostly used short name for Cactuses and Water Plants is how Succulents are called. They grow and live on a dry soil like is desert and they have not the need to be watered like other plants. They storage water on some of their parts, so they have reserve of water for the drought. The word Succulent means juice or sap because they are juicy plants.
Cacti are members of the Cactaceae plant family, a family counting 127 types. Almost all Cacti are Succulents, but not all Water Plans are Cacti. Succulents can keep juice for reserve in their roots, leaves or stem so they can live without water and rain so much longer then other plants. Succulents are often used as decorations because they live long, don’t require much care and water and because of their unusual and beautiful appearance. Cacti can be found in many different shapes and sizes and they are wild plants because they live in extremely dry environment. They have spines instead of leaves, so they keep the water in their stem longer then other plants and flowers.