Today will be just a short post. As you may remember a few days back I posted about this cactus growing some new flowers.
Well they continued to develop quite nicely and were looking like this on sunday night:
I thought they would grow a bit more and that they'll be opening on monday night (so I expected one more day til they fully bloom).
But to my surprise, when I woke up on monday and did my daily check-up, I found them already opened and glowing beautifully:
If you pay close attention you'll see that the outter petals had already began to "die". These flowers (as many in the cactaceae family) only last a night.
Outer petals already fainting
It was a true shame that I couldn't see them while they were opening, as it is one of the most fascinating events in cactus collecting and growing. But it was still a beautiful sight when I checked on them the following morning. Kind of a "christmas morning" feeling.
I would love to share with you guys a video I took of the flowers (one can't seem to being able of only admiring and taking a single photo of them, you MUST make a full album lol!!) but videos are not currently supported on the platform.
But I leave a link to an Instagram reel so you can go check it if you like :)
That's it for today. I leave you guys with a photo of a new cactus to my collection. Where I'm from it gets called by it's popular name "Cola de mono" (Monkey's tail) as it is a hanging plant that resembles a tail. In the following posts I'll be talking more about it's characteristics and cares, see you!
Monkey's tail cactus