Posted 1M ago by @SirLiquorice

Had to bring this one inside to get better pics under lights. Such a cool flower and cactus in general. It was one of my favorites already. Really love this cactus. #HappyPlants #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #PlantAddict #NewGrowth #SucculentLove #CactusClique #Cactus #flowerpower #Flowers
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@SirLiquorice You inspire me!!! πŸ€©πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ
Absolutely stunning!!
@MrsSmith I can’t wait to see the flower on your torch cactus. That’s going to be an extremely impressive flower.
@SirLiquorice You and me both!! If they only bloom in the summer, I think I probably missed my window due to the unfortunate breakage β€οΈβ€πŸ©ΉπŸ˜© What do you think?
@MrsSmith it may have enough time to grow another flower before winter, but I guess it will depend on when it starts getting cold in your area. If it gets cold soon then it may go dormant until spring and then it will probably flower like crazy all next year.
@SirLiquorice Ok guess it’s just a waiting game then. I’ll be keeping you posted for sure. You’ll be the first person I reach out to with the news πŸ‘πŸΎ
@MrsSmith awesome. Keep me updated. I can’t wait to see that one. Nothing you can do but wait. You can definitely encourage flowering next year by maybe using a little fertilizer in the fall and then after the cold winter dormancy give them a little fertilizer in the spring. And as long as it got to rest during the winter and as long as you water very minimally during the winter dormancy so they roots don’t totally dry out. Then it should flower like crazy during the growing season. I still water a little in the winter but have to be very careful and only water just enough to get the roots wet so they don’t totally dry out. Then next year the roots can make a quick recovery to start growing and flowering. If the roots totally dry out in the winter then you can have rot issues when it is time to water next spring
@MrsSmith I only maybe water once a month during the winter or less and not when it’s totally freezing where the cactus is if outside. And I don’t soak and drench them completely like I do when they are growing. The cactus on this post went some times at least a month or more without water. But it’s probably 30 years old and pretty big so it could probably survive a year without water it just wouldn’t look good
@MrsSmith looks like growing season is about to end there
@SirLiquorice πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί Well I guess that just means I’ll have something to look forward to next year #perspective β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸΎ
You can really see in that last photo why the flower developed all those hairs before it opened up.

It looks like the hairs protect the petals and body of the flower from the rather aggressive spines, lol.

It really is a beautiful flower and a great plant overall 😊
Oh that bloom use stunning. 😍

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