Monday, March 29, 2010

Silver torch and Lace cactus blooms

 I took my Silver Torch Cactus (Cleistocactus strausii) out of their pots, and planted them in the big area. They will get a little afternoon shade from the big prickly pear.  I love their odd looking blooms. Can't wait to see them grow tall.

My new little Lace Cactus opened up its first bloom this weekend.  What a beauty!

She bloomed early in the day and then closed up by early afternoon.

Happy Cactus Monday!
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marianne said...

What gifts the desert hads in store for you!
Great pictures, so sunny as such gorgeous blooms!


Teri C said...

Oh my gosh, that is the strangest looking cactus! I have never seen one like that. Thanks so much for showing us. I want to see more of this one.

Love that bloom!


Leslie said...

Gorgeous blossom!

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely photos. Nice furry ones :) and wonderful pink. Happy Cactus Monday

Julie said...

Lovely...that top cactus really does have strange long, skinny, pink blooms! I hope you will show when they open up, for sure!!! Happy Cactus Monday!!!