Spectacular Night Blooming Cactus Flowers!

Cactus Flowers Surround Palm Trunk

Cactus Flower Trio

Side View of Night Blooming Cactus Flower

Close-up of Night Blooming Cactus Flower

So Many Cactus Flowers

Cactus Climbed Palm Tree (raccoon on lower right)

Our night blooming cactus put on the best show ever on Sunday night – over 60 huge flowers were in bloom!  This snake vine cactus (Selenicereus pteranthus – Princess of the Night) is only 7 years old and grew from a tiny cutting.  Moths pollinate the flowers.  What a spectacular sight!  (click any image to enlarge)

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

23 Responses to Spectacular Night Blooming Cactus Flowers!

  1. Dymoon says:

    beautiful, just lovely….

  2. SoyBend says:

    Wow! Those are gorgeous.

  3. That is amazingly cool looking!

  4. Wow this is amazing!!! Do they only bloom one night and if so that would be awful if you miss it.

  5. What a fantastic cactus, Pam! I’ve never seen one like that before. Does it only bloom once a year? ~Terri

    • Pam says:

      It blooms mainly in June and July, but the first BIG bloom is best. There were over 60 flowers – each the size of a dinner plate!

  6. These shots are just stunning, Pam!

  7. Sartenada says:

    Hello Pam.

    Wow, how beautiful. Excellent photos. I love Black background in your photos. Long time ago we have had some Cactuses and when blooming, then they rewarded us. Thank you sharing these lovely pics with us.

    Happy upcoming weekend!

  8. Very cool! I don’t know what it is about cacti, but they have some of the most amazing flowers.

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