delightful surprise

hoghaven_duluthmnDecember 15, 2006

After keeping this cactus as a houseplant for 4 years, it surprised me by blooming last July. I was lucky to be home as the bloom lasted for just 1 day. Does anyone know what kind of cactus this is?

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An Echinopsis, of which there are numerous kinds. It will likely bloom more for you in future years. Give a lot of sun in the spring and summer, keep it cool and dry in the winter.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2006 at 9:58AM
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mahlerlover(AZ - 8)

I would say it's some species of Trichocereus (spachianus, perhaps?).

Was it fragrant? It's very beautiful - congrats!


    Bookmark   December 15, 2006 at 10:41AM
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I thought the fragrance was similar to an oriental lily. The petals were of a similar texture of a peony.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2006 at 1:00PM
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