June 24, 2007

Night Blooming Cereus Cactus


This incredible cactus blooms for only one night, hence its nickname, Queen of the Night (don't worry, Sparki, we'll still call you that too). Anyway, back to the cactus, we have a large number of them growing up in a tree, and noticed that they were getting ready to bloom, but didn't know more until we did an internet search. The research told us that the same blooms won't open again, but other blooms on the same plant will open over the next few nights. Hope to get a shot of it in full bloom, as this is only about half way.
They're inedible, but we thought you might enjoy seeing this unusual bloom...and the eggs.

4 comments:

Sparki said...

That flower is FABULOUS....just like...well.....me.

Arties32 said...

That's right!!!

JB said...

true - it made me think of Sparky right away.

Christine said...

How beautiful and interesting! I love learning something new. Thanks! :)