Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Cactus Monday...Unusual Succulent Blooms

Gasteria liliputana Ox-Tongue flower

Happy Cactus Monday my friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Today I thought I would show you some interesting succulents blooms. The picture above is of Gasteria liliputana Ox-Tongue. It is a very tiny flower.

Monanthes polyphylla, in family Crassulaceae.

This one is very unusual. This plant is in the Crassulaceae family. The plant itself is these little green bumpy mounds and then out poke these stems with little balls on them. When they opened I saw the flower above. This plant is called Monanthes polyphylla.

Pleiospilos nelii 'Split Rock' native to Africa

This beauty is one of my all time favorite succulent blooms. I just find it so unusual. Shape, color variation and everything was just so unexpected. It belong to Pleiospilos nelii also called 'Split Rock'. This rock shaped succulent is native to Africa.

You can't touch this

I really don't know the name of the succulent this came from but I like the shot. I was holding the bloom with my yellow gardening gloves.

From the sea?

This bizarre bloom is from a spineless optunia 'prickly pear' that I have growing in my backyard. I couldn't believe the flowers when I first saw them. They look like something out of the sea!

Itty Bitty
Last but not least are these pretty little blooms. Not so unusual but I love the color. They are flowers from Kalanchoe manginii.

I hope everyone has an awesome week and super Cactus Monday!
And remember:
It's Another Beautiful Day!


Diane AZ said...

Hi, indeed these are interesting succulents blooms! I enjoyed them all. That "Split Rock" blossom is amazing. :D

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thanks Diane! I love it also! It's very different! HCM

Mandy said...

Your 'split rock' bloom is beautiul; these guys are tricky for me, but I adore them!

Teri C said...

Wow, these are some real stunners!! Jus beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.


Megan said...

Great blooms!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thank you Mandy, yes they are tricky for me too! I killed one a year or so ago. Hope I have better luck with my new one. I think it got over watered.

Thank you very much Teri!

Julie said...


Stephanie said...

Happy cactus day indeed! I was like scrolling up and down many times to have a look at the flowers. They are so unique. These pretty little things are delightful :-D !

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Candy,
Awesome blooms. My son and I went to the Home Depot to buy a few succulents, he has always been into succulents and is now putting a little garden together on the terrace.
Gosh they certainly are expensive, he didn't care and bought a few, in fact is planning a return visit.
Have a wonderful week...

Sueli said...

Very beautiful blooms!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thanks Julie!

Awesome compliment Stephanie!

Succulents can be expensive Lu but I try to ask when they are gong to be on sale. Walmart sometimes has nice ones!

You are so sweet to say so Sueli. Thank you!

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Succuland said...

Hi my dear
Whenever you see these blooms that day is a happy day :))
All of them are beautiful but my fave is monanthes bloom. Thanks for these beauties. Have great blooming days:)

donna said...

What a talented photographer you are, Sweetstuff. You can send me one of those prickly pears for Mother's would be much appreciated:}

Coo Coo Kid would have loved a graveyard birthday cake. His first request was for a Grim Reaper cake and his mother said, "Absolutely not."

Not much spring going on around here.


Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thanks Crow I will have to check out your web blog!

Zeynep you are so sweet! Thank you so much. I love your succulents so much also.

And Donna tell the Coo Coo kid I am waiting for a new post. LOL And if you would like me to send you a pad of that prickly send me your address at my email. I would be happy to send one to you.

Carla said...

Pardon me while I wipe the drool off the screen! What great macro shots. I just got Monanthes polyphylla, and didn't know those little buds opened more-I will be keeping an eye on them for sure!!!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thanks a bunch Carla! hahahah that is a greatttt compliment! Macro is my favorite thing to shoot! It's amazing how cool things look up that close! Yes watch for those strange blooms!

Evelyn said...

Very interesting. Love them all.