The Arid Pyramid is 4200 square feet in size, standing 59 feet high. Specimens in this pyramid represent cacti and succulents, generally from locations that receive less than 25cm of precipitation per year.
The plants here come to us from hot and cold dry areas of the world, spanning five continents. They share an ability to thrive in environments with dry air, irregular moisture and wide day/night temperature fluctuations.
To survive these harsh environments, plants are slow-growing with long life spans that have evolved into unusual shapes and forms. Often, these plants are of economic importance in otherwise non-arable lands.
Did You Know?
The only arid zone in Canada is the Kamloops region in Southern British Columbia. Southeastern Alberta is semi-arid.