Sunday, October 9, 2011

Show Off!



I have had this little non-descript cactus for about 2 years I guess now. It has grown quite a bit since it was a cutting.
It was given to me by a lovely chinese lady. She has an import business in Brisbane. I was admiring her collection of pot plants she displays amongst the pots for sale in the garden section outside. I commented on how pretty they looked, and she gave me some cuttings, how nice!
The cactus didn't have any flowers on it at the time, so I didn't know what to expect.




A few months ago, the little cactus developed some red buds, which slowly got bigger and bigger........
every day, I checked the ever growing buds.......

until one day.......

 
'It's out, the flower is out at last'!I was excited!  I just had to show Mr Roo.
 The most spectacular red flower was finally revealed.
It is an orchid cactus or Epiphyllum.

 

One of Mother Nature's masterpieces!
When it grows bigger, I will be able to share it too.......

Cheerio for now,
Sandi x 
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6 comments:

Karen said...

That's rather wonderful! Sometimes the most unassuming plants can put on the best displays.

Lyn said...

What a beautiful flower, I love it. And so nice you can spread the joy to others with cuttings when it gets big enough!
xxx

Sarah said...

Oh WOW what a nice surprise!

They remind me f a red flower I used to see a lot in the tropics (non cati)

Jennifer Rose said...

that is a gorgeous flower :D such a wonderful vibrant red

Sandrine said...

wow what a fabulous surprise Sandi!xx

Michelle said...

That's beautiful -- what a treat!