Saturday, August 02, 2008

Brasiliopuntia first bloom

I've been growing this type of cactus for 20 years. The current plants were grown from cuttings from previous ones, probably back through 3 or 4 generations of starts from pads. It is not winter hardy, which is why the current plant is not larger. Its parent was left outside too long and died in a freeze. The current plant is about 4 years old. This is the first time that I have seen them bloom.

The last photo is a much older brasiliopuntia, photo is from Wikipedia commons.


  1. Congrats on your first blooms! That last picture looks like a yellow firework exploding.

    I thought the mention of myers briggs was hilarious just because I had to take that when I was getting my undergrad. That's how they matched up college roommates. It worked well for everyone except me!

  2. Thanks for the comment!