Saturday, May 30, 2009

First Time Parodia Bloom!

This is the first time this Parodia magnifica has bloomed! I won it in a raffle at last year's Cactus and Succulent Society Show. It was large when I got it and it already had a lot of offsets, but look how many there are now!

This cactus needs some shade in the summer, so I keep it on my front patio behind a pillar. It takes twice a month water in the summer, but it has to stay pretty dry in winter. Sometimes I forget to water it, but it stays alive.

Getting ready for the Black Mission figs to ripen! Can't wait for one of my favorite summertime treats! This is my daughter's tree--my son's tree has even more, so the fight is on.

Now, I'm on my way to cool country to house sit a few days. It will be a fun break from our early heat.


Claude said...

Wonderful Parodia... I've never grown one of these plants, but it does look amazing.

Enjoy your house-sitting in a cool place! Our heat is just starting to hit good here.

Dee said...

Congratulations! It is a lovely yellow bloom! Have fun house-sitting!

Julie said...

Beautiful Parodia!

It is nice you have somewhere to run away from the heat to! It just stays with us all summer...must go to mall to escape!