What do you call the branches or offshoots of a cactus? Cactus being a different plant altogether than trees, I am thinking they don't have branches, but I have no idea what they might be called.


I would call them arms; a quick images search shows that this term will be understood. Ngrams shows that "branch" was much more common around 1900 but has declined; it is still used.

  • Offshoots is fine as well. They can often be broken off and will grow roots and start another plant. Sep 15 at 8:08

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