Some of my plants have started blooming, including my seed grown 3 year old Mammillaria plumosa v. roseiflora. It’s gorgeous! More flowers are on the way, too. It’s growing its first pink flower crown.
The Lipstick Plant just keeps flowering, showing off its brightly colored flower petals. It’s been flowering for more than a month now. I’ve been waiting for this big cluster of flowers to open and it finally happened!
My variegated Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus lobbianus variegated) is flowering! The red petals in the middle really do remind me of a thing of lipstick that’s slowly being squeezed out of its tube. It took a while before the red part showed up. I took these pictures over a span of a month or so.
The plant itself has lost most of its variegation because it’s not getting any direct sunlight. But since it’s flowering it must be doing okay.
I bought this thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) because I’ve missed the gorgeous blooms they get every winter. I’ve owned several of these in the past. This time I bought one with red and one with white flowers and they’re surprisingly different. The white ones don’t open fully, but look like little roses, while the red ones are just like I remember them – very flamboyant.
My Crassula marnieriana just stared to flower! These flowers are apparently very long lasting, but they take a while to open, too. The first tiny flower opened two weeks ago and even now, only half of them have opened.
I found this hungry fly eating flower nectar. It was too busy to notice me taking a picture of it. I didn’t know flies pollinated these kinds of flowers, but it’s more than welcome on my balcony.
Edit: On closer inspection, apparently C. marnieriana flowers smell like fart. Maybe that’s what attracted the fly.
My String of Turtles immediately started flowering after I cut off the old stalks from last time it flowered. It’s like it can’t grow any new stalks with leaves without throwing in another flower stalk, just for good measures. I’m glad it’s doing well, but the flowers aren’t exactly making the plant prettier.
It’s starting to get dark just before I return home from work and that means it’s now a bit more tricky to take decent pictures of my plants. I just had to take this pic of my flowering Ceropegia woodii variegata (variegated String of Hearts). Look how tiny and adorable it is!
I worked out that my Croton has been in my possession for just over 4 years now. I got it when it was a tiny little stalk with 4 small leaves on it and it’s now 40 cm tall, not even including the top leaves. And it’s flowering again! This is the 2nd time this year, within a couple of months. They smell wonderful 🌸
This year’s last cactus flowers have just started to open after a couple of weeks with rain and awful weather. I managed to capture a nice pic of my Astrophytum ornatum in bloom, moments before the rain started pouring down once again. I guess even cactus and succulents enjoy a nice cold shower once in a while!
This is by far the biggest flower I’ve seen on this cactus. I’ve been feeding all of my plants extra much this summer, which is probably why most of my plants have started to explode with growth.
My Peperomia prostrata is still happily blooming. Gotta admit, I didn’t expect the blooms to look quite like like this.