Sunday, June 25, 2006

Orchid Cactus, Perhaps?

I do not know the name of this cactus as I found a piece of it drying up in a friend's driveway a few years ago and "rescued" it from certain decomposition. However, it has grown to produce a healthy specimen that blooms profusely and which has beautiful crimson to coral flowers with yellow stamens. It looks particularly good in this pot from the studios of Gary Childs (see example of his vase at Artsplosure) in Caldwell (Rougemont), North Carolina.

(Click on any image to enlarge it.)



Blogger Erin said...

Don't know what it's called, but lord it's gorgeous!

6/25/2006 05:21:00 PM  
Blogger Paul Decelles said...

I believe you are correct. I think the genus is called Epiphyllum but there are a whole bunch of hybrids. Beautiful color! What a find!

6/26/2006 04:08:00 PM  

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