Remember this photo?
I don’t know what these cacti are called, but I got a tiny one from a friend years ago, and it just kept getting bigger and having “babies”. Every year at about this time, it flowers, overnight, the blooms usually wither by the next afternoon. I try to get a picture every year, it’s a milepost. This year I was shocked – of all the little nodules that pop out early in spring, I usually only get one or two really gorgeous blossoms. This year I got eight!
There’s another, similar cactus I have, with similar flowers. It’s getting ready to bloom, probably tonight. I’ll try to remember to get some more pictures of that.
These cactus make a nice container garden. I wouldn’t put them in the ground because they reproduce by dropping their spiny babies. These spiny species get by on a lot less water.
My nopalitos are doing well right now, I’ll have to get some pix of those too.