The cactus can store great amounts of water and survive in extremely hot and dry environments. Their spines have two major roles. They keep the plant safe from animals but also prevent loss of water via transpiration. Some cacti contain a substance called mescaline which induces hallucinogenic effects. Shamans used it to get into a trans-like state to "communicate" with God. Cacti can survive from 15 to 300 years, depending on the species. 🌵
I'm not sure how, but I entered the house with my flip flops to take a peek inside. 👀
Inside I found these three little fellas. 🌵
The cactus is also great in killing your car tires.
Cadushi cactus which can grow tens of meters hight.
Decaying country house. Build in 1870. Renovated in 1980 and abandoned since the nineties.