cactus bud

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Flower bud season has started in my succulent/cactus garden!
It won’t be more than a few days before the first bud opens.
Unfortunately I’m away around Easter, so there’s a good chance that I’ll miss it.

Top left: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii v. friedrichii (non-grafted)
Top right: Astrophytum coahuilense
Middle: Notocactus ottonis (edited from Echinopsis after flowering)
Bottom: my giant Astrophytum ornatum

Time for the first blooming of the Echinopsis oxygona family. This year 3 more plants seem to have reached blooming size! In particular I am excited about the one on the left, because it comes from a different variety. Let’s see its flower!

Es tiempo de la primera floración de los cactus Echinopsis oxygona. Este año parece que tres plantas más han alcanzado el tamaño mínimo para florecer. En particular la de la izquierda de la fila del medio, porque es de una variedad distinta. Veamos cómo son sus flores!

I hope these buds bloom soon! Ah im getting so excited!! They’re so big! My largest bud is over 6 inches long, and a couple others are just under 6 inches. I have a bunch of smaller buds that are still growing too! Ah I cant wait!! 🙌🌸

4.23.17