Nature has presented us with a large variety of cactus trees, with different textures and shapes. It may then that we are bewitched by a specimen found in Buenaventura, headtown of the Cuban municipality of Calixto Garcia, in Holguin province.
The curious thing about it is that it is today seven years old and has bloomed for the first time.
Eduardo and Yudit that planted it have not necessarily cared that much for it, as it should be done to other plants.
Anyhow, it looks gorgeous, vigorous and full of life.
Cuban encyclopaedia Ecured reads that the cactus is a species belonging to a large family of the Cactaceae. It adds that it is a genus with about 120 types with nearly 1700 species, which are originally from the American continent.
The cactus tree is among the plants resistant to aridity, for that reason, they can grow even in the most arid areas across the world. / By Martha Rodriguez Gonzalez – Radio Juvenil / Translated by Radio Angulo.