Take a look folks. Its one of those trichocereus grandiflorus hybrids you find at Lowes/HD. I thought it would be beautiful but I had no idea. Gotta come up with a name for it.
Is it hardy? If so I'll be checking Lowe's for that one.
I had it outside all this past winter so around 27ish should be OK as long as its dry. This beauty looked like a raisin a month ago before I started watering it. Then it started making buds.
That color is simply stunning! I'll have to check my local box stores and see if I can find one. That is a must have beauty you've found there!
Wow! I think I see a trip to a big box in my future.....soon! Does it typically bloom now? c
From what I'm noticing they seem to like resting in the winter so when it warms up, they start forming buds and bloom. I would imagine they'd flower in fall too. Oh and this one just bloomed today. Its an echinopsis.
On a side note, the echinopsis smelled wonderful and the Trichocereus still has open flowers after three days. I decided to call it Fiesta Medal.
:D They are pretty. I've never seen them blooming in fall, though.
Are these the ones they put the straw flowers on?
Sadly Mara yes alot of times they hot glue strawflowers to the tops of them. Whoever came up with that idea needs to have their green thumb revoked. Usually its the small ones that have them though and if you can find one without one even better.
Blammo is right. I just got a few echinopsis and love seeing the pics of them in bloom. Both blooms are beautiful.