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Cleistocactus strausii

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By Hywel


Cleistocactus strausii

It looks like it's poking it's tongue out at you lol



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Thought you'd done this as a joke Hywel :-), its brilliant never seen anything like it!!!!! assume they're buds are they?

6 Jun, 2013

 

Yes, buds ... the open flowers are the next photos, although they don't open much - just like tubes.

6 Jun, 2013

bik
Bik
 

:)))) very good.

6 Jun, 2013

 

:o)

6 Jun, 2013

 

That is wonderful Hywel. Cute too.

6 Jun, 2013

 

Lol Hywel it looks like a big bird! what a cute cacti!

6 Jun, 2013

 

That is really funny Hywel. Neat cactus.

7 Jun, 2013

 

wow what a strange looking cactus, do these flowers open up too?

7 Jun, 2013

 

lol it does look like its tongue

7 Jun, 2013

 

Thank you all.
Summerbreeze the open flowers are shown in the next photo. They look like long tubes. They never open right out.

7 Jun, 2013

 

ive looked at the next photo Hywel, they are very nice flowers. Do your cactus have flowers every year? my mom (who doesnt know anything about cactus) said they only flower something like every 5 or 10 years i think shes just saying that because hers never flower!!! lol. You will have to tell me your secret and i'll pass it onto mom.

7 Jun, 2013

 

Some types of cacti have to reach a certain size before they will flower. Other types flower every year, if they are given the right conditions.
I don't think there are any that flower every 5 or 10 years.

7 Jun, 2013

 

Lol Hywel.... looks so funny.... :))

7 Jun, 2013

 

Lol that's very good Hywel lovely pics

7 Jun, 2013

 

Love it Hywel.......

7 Jun, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Oh my goodness Hywel that is the weirdest thing ever , it looks like some kind of strange Turkey !!

9 Jun, 2013

 

This looks amazing. Like one of the Adams family.

10 Jun, 2013

 

How did I miss this? That's hilarious; thought you had stuck bits on it like making a snowman! Such crazy plants.

10 Jun, 2013

 

Just showed this photo to T and he thinks its hilarious too.

10 Jun, 2013

 

How cold hardy is this?

15 Jun, 2013

 

It is said to be hardy to -10 C but has to be kept very dry. Any freezing damp would kill it. I keep it in the conservatory.

15 Jun, 2013

 

Thanks for that Hywel!

15 Jun, 2013

 

He! He! Love this one but looks like the Devil is sticking it's tongue out at us all LOL :o))

20 Jul, 2014

 

lol ! :D

20 Jul, 2014

 

I'm glad Ladye nudged this up again. I just love it. It's so comical. :o))

23 Jul, 2014

 

Me to, I forgot about this, made me smile this morning :-)

24 Jul, 2014

 

T says it's a loopy llama. Sorry Hywel. It's given me a much needed laugh.

24 Jul, 2014

 

I'm pleased :D

Thank you both ...

25 Jul, 2014



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