Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

FOTD – November 22 – Amazing Cactus!

I have never had a cactus bloom like this one is doing. It must be the soil I used. It’s note real “dirt.” It’s a growing mixture and we have some leftover from plants Owen was growing. It’s expensive stuff, but it was perfect for the badly (very) badly in need of repotting. The dirt in those small pots was a couple of decades old, so there probably were no nutrients left in it. And anyway, cactus really like sandy, gritty soil and a LOT of sunshine. For half the day. Not all day.

Anyway, after the transplants, this plant looked pretty sad, Last month, they began to perk up and it decided to make a lot of buds. A bunch of which are blooming. I’m still amazed at the color. The red and white is exceptional. As I said, it has to…

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