Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bloomin' in the Death Valley Shack

Notocactus haselbergii Origin of this cactus is Brazil in the forested mountains of the Aparados da Serra, home of the Monkey Puzzle trees. Notocactus haselbergii can reach a height of 5"-9" and a width of 7"-8". Notice the bright red flowers appear in the center of the plant. Each flower lasts about three weeks, making them possibly having the longest-lived cactus flowers of all.
This plant is seven years old and about three inches across.

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