Submitted by twig on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 5:30am
Submitted by twig on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 7:30am
Easter lily cactus or sea urchin cactus
Echinopsis is a guess; I'm not really sure if that's accurate. If someone has a better handle on this, please correct me in a comment. The cactus itself has limbs about the size of hot dogs -- roughly 1.5" to 2" in diameter and about 10-12" long. It usually has about a half dozen flowers like this at any one time during summer. They stay open as long as the plant's in full sun, then fold up at night. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 11:24am
Thanks to Correntian coyotecreek, we have a magnificent example of a blooming cactus to admire today. (Click on the image for a different view!)
This little (15 inches tall) cereus cactus rewarded us with a dozen blooms yesterday morning to thank us for keeping it warm during the Great Tucson Freeze of 2011. We had to stake the cactus up because the weight of the flowers was too much for it. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Mon, 09/27/2010 - 7:30am
Common name: San Pedro cactus
The weirdest thing happened a few days ago. I was looking out the window and noticed the cactus was in bloom. It might not sound like a big deal, but when a cactus only blooms once a year -- and the flowers last for a day, maybe two -- it's an event. Read below the fold...