One of the pups is blooming for the first time today--just about three months after being separated from its parent and planted out in the new cactus garden.
Not much more than one inch tall and already blooming like a grown up. Quite an achievement for this little fellow.
The parent plant is also blooming today for the second time this year
They must be programmed to bloom on under specific weather and moisture conditions because the older cousins are also blooming out front today, so four blooming barrels on the same day. This is the second set of blooms for this one in the past couple months (note the red berries produced by previous blooms). Several people have commented on the spirals in these cacti, which is a little unique.
And the smaller one taken from it last year is also blooming today.
It's so hot, but this got me out to check these blooms which are so bright and pretty I can see them from the house in this bright sunshine. The blooms close at sundown and only last one day.