Thursday, June 19, 2014

My Dasylirion Wheeleri is Blooming!

The other day I was outside watering my succulents when I looked over to see something strange coming out of my Dasylirion wheeleri.  Then I looked up!  How could I have missed this!?  It was a huge bloom stalk shooting towards the sky!  

Dasylirion wheeleri

This is what I saw while watering!

Dasylirion wheeleri

And then I looked up!  So I started jumping around like crazy.  I asked Stan if he had seen it and he said it started while I was down at the Succulent Celebration.  Oops!  Forgot to tell me.

Dasylirion wheeleri

I planted these succulents back in 2005.  So it has been growing and growing for quite a while now.  I have two of these.  This one has already produced offsets.  I can't remove them because the leaves are lethal and I have cut and scraped my arms up just removing weeds.

Dasylirion wheeleri

This is what it looks like at the base inside the plant.  From what I read the plant won't die it will just split.  I hope so because this would be hard to remove.

Dasylirion wheeleri again opuntia

The bloom stalk is pushing up again this opuntia.

Bloom stalk today

This what the bloom stalk looks like today!  The other photos were just a few days ago.  It's starting to look really interesting.

Close up of bloom stalk

Those little flower pods will unfold and open up.  Should be really cool!  I will keep you posted.

Have a great week and super weekend!

It's Another Beautiful Day!


Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More) said...

Wow, that's amazing. What a sight. Keep taking photos!

danger garden said...

Wow! I have a pair of Dasyliron I planted in 2006, and a half dozen more I've planted over the years since. I can't imagine what it will/would be like to see one of them bloom.

michaele said...

Whew, good thing it didn't arrive by spaceship...then I'd be scared. Can't wait to see the pics when the little thingies open into blooms.

Kristi said...

Wow, that's impressive!

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Thanks, I'll keep you posted!

Claude said...

Very nice... looking forward to the open pics.

Mark and Gaz said...

That looks spectacular Candice, keep us updated!

Rock rose said...

Soon you will have a lot of very happy bees buzzing around the flowers.

Julie said...

Pretty cool!!! This will be fun to watch! I think this looks like a very dangerous plant! is this the same thing as Spanish Bayonnet? As a teenager, i remember my parents had to have one removed because of the danger to us and the neighbor kids and they had to tie the base to the bumper of a truck to pull it out safely! I dont remember it ever blooming though!!!!! Can't wait to see all of the flowers!!!!! Very exciting, Candy!!!!

Hoover Boo said...

bees go absolutely nuts over those. enjoy!