Thursday, March 26, 2009

flowering cactus

it is rare to see flowers on a cactus. i have these pots of cacti for more than thirty years and i have yet to see any flower on them. maybe, those that i have do not belong to the flowering species.

yesterday, i was walking down yuk ting avenue, off 7th mile upper bukit timah road, when i came upon these attractive flowers. most cactus species bloom at night, though there are some that bloom in the day. the flower of the dragonfruit, for example, blooms at night.

this website features many flowering cacti, especially the night bloomers.


Lam Chun See said...

Nice close up photos. For a moment there, I thot you climbed over somebody's fence to take them.

yg said...

chun see, my digital shots are touch-and-go. sometimes, i get them right but at other times, they are out of focus and not sharp.