Eeeeeeeeee!

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Orchid Cactus flowers

My orchid cactus is flowering for the first time! I’m very excited, because it caught me by complete surprise.

You see, the plant itself is large and rather unruly:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Orchid Cactus flowers

It’s hard to believe that this huge houseplant started several years ago as two cuttings, each about four inches long, given to me by a friend’s Mom. She told me at the time that it would bloom someday but she didn’t say what the blooms would look like.

I mostly ignore this plant. Sometimes it gets thirsty, sometimes I overwater it. I rarely prune it. Because it’s so large, I tend leave it alone.

That’s why I was so surprised to see flowers. I had gotten home last night and was actually looking at the Euphorbia that sits on a table below it, when something caught my eye. I looked up and was astonished and delighted to see the flowers. I hadn’t noticed any buds forming so it was quite the treat to see.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, orchid cactus flowers

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, orchid cactus flowers

Yay for unexpected flowers in the house!

 

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