Our presenter, Egan Davis, explains how cacti survive and thrive in the harshest environment we can possibly imagine. His fascination about plants and his love for them have taken him to desserts all over the world.
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BY CHRIS ANGELUS
@ VOL 22
ON APR 11, 2017
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@ VOL 38
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A Growing Passion
BY STEVE OWENS
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The Plant World
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