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Cactus Bloom

This is a discussion on Cactus Bloom within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; One of my cacti out front finally bloomed! I've never had a cactus bloom before ...

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    One of my cacti out front finally bloomed!
    I've never had a cactus bloom before & this one is beautiful with just a hint of fragrance. The bloom is only about 3 inches across.
    This is the 2nd flower, 1st one was prettier (only lasted 3 days) & I still have 1 bud left to open
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    Hey! It's orange so it's gotta be good. No kidding, great job getting it to bloom.

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    WOW! That is wonderful! how big is the plant?
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    plant is only about 2 ft. high, pieces break off & I just stick them back in the pot. Believe me, I did nothing to make it bloom. I have certain plants that do fine with some water & sun, the ones I baby are the ones that give me problems....LOL!!!!

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    Beautiful ! the blooms are hard to beat , prettier than some Orchids Gin

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    Whoa - very pretty, Val! I haven't seen a cactus bloom like that, either. Thanks for posting!

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    WOW! Love the color on that cactus bloom!!! It is cool your blooms last three days. My cactus only blooms over night and then the next morning, it fades fast.

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    That bloom is spectacular! So, a naive question, what happens after the flower? Anything like a fruiting body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah
    That bloom is spectacular! So, a naive question, what happens after the flower? Anything like a fruiting body?
    Nothing yet, but I'll keep checking

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    Cactii have surprisingly pretty blooms. I never thought they would have such remarkable inflorescences until I started visiting nurseries. Thanks for the pics, they look great.

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