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A wonderful display !

hywel

By hywel

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This cactus has produced the most wonderful show of flowers this year. It’s never been so good !
It had 7 blooms all open at the same time, and I had to take some photos to show you.

It’s called Echinopsis arachnacantha aurea, and hails from Bolivia ….

There is one more bud on it still to open, but I didn’t think all these seven would open together :o)

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Beautiful, Hywel.....

7 Aug, 2013

 

Gosh Hywel what a triumph!

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7 Aug, 2013

 

I love how you are so passionate about your Cactii Hywel. It's hard to think such a little thing could produce such beautiful blooms. Glad they all opened for you.

7 Aug, 2013

 

Wow that's a beauty Hywel.

7 Aug, 2013

 

Awesome!

7 Aug, 2013

 

it's beautiful, such a gorgeous colour.

7 Aug, 2013

 

Gorgeous!

7 Aug, 2013

 

It is wonderful, Hywel - you must be so happy to see it flowering so prolifically. Such a lovely colour.

7 Aug, 2013

 

What a beautiful yellow it is Hywl.... bet you're well pleased I would be :-)

7 Aug, 2013

 

That is a stunning Cacti Hywel you must be thrilled with it .

7 Aug, 2013

 

Amazing Hywel.

7 Aug, 2013

 

Fabulous ! I never knew anyone who had such success
with Cacti. How old is this plant ?

7 Aug, 2013

 

I've had it about 3 years. I would guess it's total age is about 6 or 7 years.

7 Aug, 2013

 

Super one Hywel :o)

7 Aug, 2013

 

Thanks for all your comments :o)
The flowers only last a day or two, and are no more ...

8 Aug, 2013

 

love it, love it, love it!

what a gorgeous soft yellow. I really must start sorting out a succulent/cacti collection for my lab. the conditions would be good I think.

8 Aug, 2013

 

That would be ideal, especially if the windows faced south or west.
Many would bloom during the summer holiday period, but lots flower in the spring.

8 Aug, 2013

 

That's luscious! Absolutely beautiful.

8 Aug, 2013

 

Gorgeous Hywel !

8 Aug, 2013

 

Thank you both :o)

8 Aug, 2013

 

What a show! Do the flowers last a long time? :-)

8 Aug, 2013

 

They last 2 days. They have shrivelled up now ...

8 Aug, 2013

 

Its gorgeous Hywel and such a lovely colour......

8 Aug, 2013

 

I should cry if they shrivelled up on me !

8 Aug, 2013

 

Thank you all for your comments about my cactus :o)

They'll be back next year Diane :o) This is the second flush of flowers on this one this year, and there's still one bud left to open now ... probably in a day or two ... it's not all over yet.
I also have other cacti with flowers on them, and some with lots of buds, that have not flowered before, so I can look forward to those :o)

8 Aug, 2013

 

I suppose that's part of the attraction Hywel, the ephemeral nature of the flowers? They seem more precious when they finally open and they don't hang about looking rubbish when they fade. I can't wait for my indoor succulents to show signs of flowering:-)

8 Aug, 2013

 

Flowers need water, and there isn't much around in the desert ... so they don't last long.
I hope you get some flowers on your succulents soon :o)

8 Aug, 2013

 

Wow! Fantastic to see this. Thank you for sharing.

8 Aug, 2013

 

They're stunning, Hywel! I've become slightly obsessed by cacti and succulents this year. I'm making some jewellery based on a cactus flower, tho' I've temporarily forgotten its name!

8 Aug, 2013

 

It is simply beautiful Hywel.

8 Aug, 2013

 

Thanks for your interest and comments about my cactus.

Tuesdaybear, that sounds interesting :o)

9 Aug, 2013

 

that is the most beautiful display of flowers on a cactus i have ever seen. Well done Hywel:-)))

9 Aug, 2013

 

Thank you :o)
And well done cactus - all I did was give it water :D

9 Aug, 2013

 

Lovely Hywel, you have some beautiful cacti... :))

9 Aug, 2013

 

Great stuff , Hywel . So pretty .
I am putting some pictures on for you from Majorca .

9 Aug, 2013

 

Thanks Holly :o)

Thanks Driad. I'll look for your photo ...

9 Aug, 2013

 

Wow! That is stunning:)

10 Aug, 2013

 

Magnificent! Are they making any seeds?

10 Aug, 2013

 

Thank you both :o)

No they're not making seeds Steragram ... the flowers just shrivelled up and fell off ...

10 Aug, 2013

 

Thank goodness for the camera!

11 Aug, 2013

 

They are really beautiful, Hywel! I echo Melchisedec's post

"Thank goodness for the camera!"

If it weren't for our modern day cameras we loose such a lot of things. Our memory is never quite as good as we think it is & this is also a great way to save the "flowers" for posterity as well as being able to show them to people perhaps 100s of miles from you!

13 Aug, 2013

 

Thank you both :o)
The colours never come out properly with these modern cameras though.

13 Aug, 2013

 

Wow love those .

10 Sep, 2013

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