Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Echinopsis subdenudata

This is currently my favorite cactus. It's adorable. Little fuzzy white areoles that cover sharp, nearly invisible spines. This was it's first flowering for me. It's one downside is it blooms at night and starts to close as the sun comes up, lasting only one night. I set my alarm for 4 am for this one and brought the flashlight.

Echinopsis subdenudata in bloom
E. subdenudata, better view of the plant

It's working on some more blooms now, as you can see from the grey fuzzy parts growing out from the areoles. I'll be up early to catch those too. It's tough to get good shots as the flower had already started to close by 5:30 am. Lighting isn't great that time of day, plus taking photos of something stark white in the dark is even more challenging.


  1. Great plant and flower, and great photos too; definitely worth the effort, I hope, I couldn't do it. :-) Hope the other blooms went well.

    1. Thank you. I've always liked this cactus, so I was super excited for this. The size of the flower was an awesome surprise. This one is easy care and blooms readily though, I think everyone should get to have one!