Cactus flower

Our prickly pear cactus – Opuntia ficus-indica or Barbary fig – is flowering again, testimony to its capacity for surviving the many cars that bump into its pot on the pavement outside our front door.  The plant is only 4 years old, grown from a leaf that we rooted and planted, so it’s unlikely to bear fruit, but for a short time each summer the flowers are beautiful.

4 thoughts on “Cactus flower

  1. Cacti in bloom fascinate me. I find the blooms so beautiful and striking, given the “circumstances.” You may never enjoy its fruit but these flowers sure are pretty to look at.

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