Cactus flowers and blooms – blooming cactus pictures from our yard – Echinopsis

Flowering cactus belong to a tribe called Trichocereeae.  There are 25 members, species,  of these cacti including the night blooming variety.

One of our cacti had a gorgeous white flower bloom in the night.  Shadow stuck his nose in it as soon as I let him outside so this flower must smell wonderful!

Many people call the cactus in the photo below, the Easter lily cactus.  This beauty is part of the large genus called Echinopsis, which contains over 100 species of treelike to globose, (shape of a sphere or ball). 

flower cactus

night flowering cactus plant

Along with Shadow, bees and hummingbirds love these cactus blooms!

cactus white flower

Easter Lily Flowering cactus

Echinopsis cactus species are known for the great size of the flower tube.  See the size of the tube on the cactus photo below.  The Flowers from these cacti tend to be much larger than you would expect.

Echinopsis

white cactus flower with long tube

This cactus bloomed during the night.  We adore our garden surprises from our variety of cacti.  Sadly the flowers only last for a day.  The cactus flower shrivels up and by morning you won’t even know it was there.

Caring for your flowering cactus is quite easy.  Cactus should be grown in full sun and well drained soil.  The soil for Echinopsis cactus species should never be saturated, as the soft fibrous roots will rot if kept wet for any length of time.

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18 thoughts on “Cactus flowers and blooms – blooming cactus pictures from our yard – Echinopsis

  1. Oh my, this time last year I bought a ltitle christmas cactus as we call them over here, like the one in your photo….. I bought a red one, and I potted it on a few months ago, and this week its just coming into bloom…..BUT GUESS WHAT…. the weirdest thing EVER….. this year the blooms are PINK, bloody pink, not red like last year WHAT THE DEVIL is that about??? it WAS red last year cos I have photos of it and now this year its pink….ITS A SIGN, a sign of what or from whom I dont know, but it is lolx

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  2. My grandmother had one of these in her front yard when we were growing up. my sister said that I have been searching for this cactus for a couple of years now. is there any chance that we could purchase any from you? with all due respect thank you; Edna Schauer

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