Our OWN Flowering Cacti


Thursday 19 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Yay…. after years of ’nuffink’, we finally have flowers of two types of cactus plant!!

First off, these big babies are famed for their flowers, but these are our first 🙂




And then, much to my surprise, we saw this…

I didn’t even know these smaller cacti had flowers!





9 thoughts on “Our OWN Flowering Cacti

  1. dayphoto says:

    Prickly pear! The fruit make great jelly and the you can eat the ears!



  2. joannesisco says:

    They’re beautiful! What a nice find 🙂


  3. Peter S says:

    The variety of plants that grow there is amazing. The climate must be similar to some places in Spain or Northern New Mexico.


    • Uncle Spike says:

      Maybe yes. We have 2 seasons really, summer and non-summer. In summer (May-late October) it is 95% dry with temps in the upper 30s to mid 40s (95-115F). Hot dry winds in July but only 5-6 days really humid. Winter is basically sunny and stormy. Masses of fierce electrical storms, intermixed with warm sunny days throughout. Maybe a slight ground frost 3-4 nights, no snow, 1 hailstorm a year.


  4. Joe says:

    The flowers on cactus really are beautiful 🙂


  5. Now there are some plants designed to flourish in dry dust! Do you ever have to water them, or do you get just enough rain to sustain them? The succulents and cacti in my house needed watering once every 2-3 weeks between March and October, but no watering in the winter.


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