The past few weeks took an interesting turn at our windowsill as some of the plants decided to flower. I was surprised with a couple of them, actually - I thought they don't bloom at all.
This is the Peanut Cactus, so called because of its shape. I had this for quite a while now, and I have successfully propagated this. Quite a hardy plant, this one. From out of the blue, one of the smaller plants suddenly flowered - it's quite beautiful.
This one is on a really small ceramic pot, but it bore a beautiful flower just the same, with multiple yellow petals and a rather large pistil area (recalling my grade school Biology here).
I bought this one from the school fair. It's still on a yoghurt cup but it flowered - a stunningly bright orange one at that.
This one's at the office. It bloomed a lot when we were out on holiday and when I came back, it had already finished. But lo and behold, it decided to do a second batch, just for me!
Another one of my cacti in a small ceramic pot. Dark red flowers! I have since moved this to a bigger pot.
Christmas cactus! They say this one is rather difficult to encourage to flower so I am pleased with the couple of flowers it had.
A Mamillaria specimen, popular for having a ring of flowers around the plant.
This is one of the bigger specimens in my collection - an aloe variety. It has a unique flower bunch - close up below.
I've had a couple of other succulents flower this past week; I'll take photos of those too and share it.
Cacti and succulents are such a cool plant to collect and take care of. It's a rewarding hobby - perfect for busy people, as they require little care, and occasionally you get pleasant surprises!