A xerophyte or xerophytic organism (xero meaning dry, phyte meaning plant) is a plant which is able to survive in an environment with little available water or moisture, usually in environments where potential evapotranspiration exceeds precipitation for all or part of the growing season. Plants like the cacti and other succulents are typically found in deserts where low rainfall amounts are the norm. So, let me show you:
I’m very proud to present our kaktus planting in Carl Johans park in my town Norrköping. This planting has been a recurring tradition from 1926. It is Sweden’s oldest motive group and have new designs each year. It consists of 25 000 plants planted out in May to be inaugurated in June.
Tourists travel from all over Europe to see them. During the winter resting plants indoors in the municipality’s greenhouse on Sylten. Cactus are derived from a donation of builder Anders Carlsson 1910.