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Cactus has adapted itself with its long roots that grow deep into the soil and trap water for it to survive.
It leaves and thorns avoid transpiration.
Its stem stores more water.
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To survive in a desert the cactus has the following adaptations-
i) It has long roots that go deep in the soil for absorbing  water .
ii) It leaves are turned into spins which prevent the water loss through transpiration.
iii) The stem is also covered with a thick waxy layer that helps to retain water.
iv) The flat green stem stores water and prepare the food for the plant by the process of photosynthesis.
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