Cactus Grove habitat

Along the shore line of Wollyeong on Jeju Island’s western side grew the only wild cactus in Korea. No one knows for sure how cactus first grew in this location but one theory was that seeds arrived by warm Kuroshio currents from Mexico.

Cactus Grove Habitat, Wollyeong
Cactus Grove Habitat, Jeju Island

Local residents took up planting more cacti to keep snakes and rats from entering their houses, and also earned an income once the prickly pears ripen in November. The habitat only extended over a small area and seemed out of place amidst the rocky terrain and wind turbines whizzing in the distance.

Cactus Grove Habitat, Wollyeong
Wind turbines along Wollyeong’s coast


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