Monday, October 26, 2015

Night Blooming Cactus, October 26, 2015

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, October 24, 2015

One of my Night-Blooming Cacti opened up three flowers Saturday night.



The large blooms stay open for only one night, closing at dawn the next morning.


Their strong scent attracts night-flying moths and other insects for pollination, but I've never had one to make seed.  I'll soon be moving them inside to protect them from the winter weather.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

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17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous blossoms! Have a great week.

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  2. Beautiful flowers. I've never seen it before.

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  3. I like to have a look at the cacti flower since they will be beautiful than others...

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  4. That is so beaytiful, Lee & I believe the perfume is fantastic.The flower on my blog looks like Leucospermum 'Yellow Bird' but it could also be a form of Waratah. Thanks for the visit

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  5. What a splendid flower. Incredible that this blooms by night.

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  6. Wow, gorgeous blooms. I would love to have this blooming cactus! Have a happpy new week!

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  7. I love night-blooming flowers! These photos are just gorgeous!

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  8. Interesting how plants are. Beautiful pics.

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  9. Aren't they stunning?!!! They look like the ones I have outdoors the epiphyllum [if I spelled that correctly.] And the fragrance at night....heavenly scented!

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