My Cactus Plant is Flowering! And I Don’t Live in the Desert…


I’m not only amazed by the fact that my cactus is growing and thriving here in the Midwest, but now it’s flowering! This is just too beautiful to keep to myself. I wish everyone the same joy in caring for plants that mine bring to me. I’m grateful to friends and family like my mother-in-law who was thoughtful enough to send this to us from her home in Arizona. I was planning to cut it up and cook it when I first got it, not even giving it a chance to grow.

Now, the entire plant is growing extra cactus paddles which I can cut off and plant in separate pots. The fruit part is flowering now, so I’m just enjoying it. There’s a yellow flower today and looks like a couple of pink ones want to bud soon, insha’allah, they will.

Check out more of what I’m growing in My (Edible) Balcony Garden.

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  1. My dad lives in Northwest Ohio and his cactus flowers every year too. It’s funny though. It flowers and then the next day the flower is dead.

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