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Viewing all entries from 2012 Photo Contest: Cacti and Succulents

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By bivbiv
If only these would last for 24 hours! However, I suppose this just makes them more precious because they're so short lived.


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By mamasita


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By mamasita
Prickly pear in bloom


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By lakesidewb
Succulent in a glass boot did well this year


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By avocetpmr
Pitaya cactus blooms


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By tarziesgirl
One of my succulents after a rain.


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By Haworthia405
Sedum rupestre 'Blue Spruce' in rock garden next to pond.


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By Haworthia405
Variegated Haworthia.


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By DMersh
Ferocactus townsendianus, a seedling germinated in 2006.


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By gabygirl


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By gabygirl


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By CactusJordi
Bartschella schumannii v. globosa


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By CactusJordi
Gymnocalycium armatum


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By Dawns_Garden
Thisis a succulent frame that my husband built for me to plant my succulents in and hang on a wall outside. First attempt of anything like this. I am now obsessed with all succulents, cacti, echeverias, aeoniums, kalanchoes, very fun!


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By Zaaister
One of my Lophophora williamsii's this summer


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By Zaaister
My favorite; Astrophytum myriostigma, with its beautiful flowers this summer


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By shorthog
Dainty sulphur nectaring Kissme pink purslane.


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By shorthog
Cactus blooms profuse yellow by the mailbox.


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By NancySLAZ
Echinopsis 'Dutchman's Gold' in the warm morning light in Phoenix


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By Laurelai
A Euphorbia Milii hybrid after a nice watering.


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By Laurelai
Looking down on my Agave Schidigera.


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By o_lucky_1
Succulent


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By o_lucky_1
Hardy cactus in bloom


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By flowAjen
Sedum 'Postman's Pride'


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By Jeepers08
Chicks & Hens


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By Jeepers08
Prickly Pear bloom


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By Barbara_R
Cactus that is refered to as a "Hedgehog" in Presidio, TX.


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By Ruminantia
Echeveria and the Garden Angel.


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By Barbara_R
This Choya was blooming in July 2012 in Presidio Texas.


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By Ruminantia
Garden Angel watching over the succulents.


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By frogymon
Stapelia gigantea


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By frogymon
Wheelbarrow succulent garden


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By Suculenta
After the rain, the sun reflected off the moisture gathered at the center of this succulent. Oakland, CA


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By neroli
Agave potatorum. A no fuss plant that grows extremely well in arid conditions.


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By neroli
Hylocereus undatus (Dragonfruit) flower. This belongs to the red variety. It only opens for one night. Huge flower, pollinated by bats and moths. The fruit is delicious.


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By Rweflying
Zebra Zebra Zebra Plant. It is my favorite of all the succulents!


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By helenchild
Ariocarpus trigonus multiheaded graft, blooming summer 2012.


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By dahollis
Sempervivum flower in full bloom


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By GermanStar
Agave FO-076


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By lakesidewb


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By compostqueen
A beautiful bloom on the Prickly Pear cactus.


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By jmorth
Intricate.


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By jkhm
After camping out on my saguaro for days, this white winged dove finally got the meal it had been waiting for -- ripe cactus fruit.


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By kniphofia
Stapelia gigantea


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By sunkissed
Beach Cactus and wild Indian blanket flowers at sunset, Florida's coastline.


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By sunkissed
Bursting Aloe blossom


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By ollie5
a cacti in my garden Yarrawonga Victoria Australia


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By sf_jplant
Agave parryi


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By sf_jplant
Agaves make a good structure for a web.


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By cothomas
These are flowers on a Red Ball Cactus.


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By Marymanyflowers
A blossom in our cactus garden.


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By Marymanyflowers
A bee enjoying our cactus flower.


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By kniphofia
Echinocereus rigidissimus rubispinus bloom


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By perkoschilefarm
From my collection a smaller Echinocactus grusonii shot above in Black and White.


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By perkoschilefarm
From my collection a Chamaelobivia 'Rose Quartz' in full bloom!


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By pbycraft
The New Mexico Hedgehog Cactus is local to the south central part of the state


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By pbycraft
x. rotteri is self hybridizing, and this color hasn't been found (so far) anywhere other than a very small area south of Alamogordo,NM


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By dgrowell9
Double flower towers.


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By dgrowell9
Aloe vera at sunset.


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By orchid923
Beginning to collect cactii and succulents


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By birke
Grows wild into the passion fruit vine..


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By themikesmom
Double Yellow Cactus Blooms on Pink Brick


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By themikesmom
Double Yellow Cactus Blooms on Pink Brick


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By zomcfee
nest of succulents


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By rockgardenplants
Delosperma congesta is one of those plants that rock gardeners love most. When the flowers cover the succulent foliage to nearly 100%, the eye is quickly drawn to the brilliance of the yellow flowers.


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By jmorth
Golden Barrel Cactus


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By enthusiast56
This beauty, Pereskia aculeata 'Godseffiana', came from the mother plant i had over 10 years ago. Left unattended for about 4 years, i found it has survived with the help of mother nature when i came back.


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By enthusiast56
This Pereskia aculeata 'Godseffiana' is grown from the cuttings i got from the mother plant that survived unattended for about 4 years. It is indeed a tough plant, not needing much care. I have grown several cuttings from my old plant indeed!


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By GardenGuyKin
Echeveria


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By adinamiti
Christmas cactus.


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By MessyMarvin
I had no idea that aloe plants could grow six feet high or taller as these I saw on the island of St. Croix. I'd only seen much smaller succulents.


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By wendychapman
A trip to the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is always fun. The barrel cactus were beautiful.


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By photojean
cactus blooming


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By shihtzumom
Puple Sedum


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By ginger749


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By ginger749


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By DiggingJohnny
This spectacular Kalanchoe succulent plant thrives in a garden along the Jordan River.


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By elsiescrawford
I bought this Euphorbia from a seller in Florida 5 years ago when I was still living in Ohio. I have transplated this several times to a much bigger pot. It flowers all year round even when it is inside the house.


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By katzs


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By flfwrs
semprevivums


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By tlcobb
Picture of a Christmas Cactus taken on a January morning in my office.


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By Mitzot
Organ pipe cactus (Kemaireocereus thurberi) flower.


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By Mitzot
Organ pipe cactus flowers.


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By kemboja70
This cactus flower's photo was taken in October 2011, at Huntington Library Botanical Garden,in the desert garden green house .


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By MessyMarvin
When someone says they saw cactus growing, I think of the desert. I had no idea that they could grow on a Caribbean island. These were spotted right beside where I was walking on Orient Beach on the island of St. Maarten.


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By luvsgrtdanes


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By luvsgrtdanes


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By carpathiangirl


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By thirteenball
Night Blooming Cereus


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By thirteenball
Night Blooming Cereus


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By Ariston
Aloe flower. Endemic to South Africa


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By Ariston
Epiphylum Kitty Hawk


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By DMersh


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By Stephanotis1
Creeping seedum


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By DaylilySLP
Agave ‘Kissho Kan-Happy Crown’


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By DaylilySLP
Agave americana var. marginata


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By morganc
A neighbor gave me a leaf cutting for a night blooming Cereus from a friend of her's in Japan. After two years of nurturing the plant, the bloom was worth it.


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By karlbecker


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By ExplorinLauren
Succulent Garden


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By singhg45
Euphorbia royleana Roxb., Royle's spurge A large shrub with succulent cylindrical stems with winged angles and closters of small yellow flowers. Photographed from Panchkula, India


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By ExplorinLauren
I Heart Prickly Pears!


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By singhg45
Euphorbia cooperi N.E. Br., a tropical African succulent plant with graceful erect stems, strongly angled and winged, and beautiful purplish tinged fruits. Photographed from Panchkula, India.


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By seachelle01
Lit cacti at ethel M cactus Garden, Henderson, NV


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By seachelle01
Saguaro cactus skeleton, ethel M Cactus Garden, Henderson, NV


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By IrmaFlutterby
Hoya with nectar


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By plexippus
Pseudolithos migiurtinus


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By plexippus
Haworthia cymbiformis forma variegata


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By ted5310
Stapelia gettleffii Taken in our garden this past summer


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By ted5310
Gymnocalycium schneiderianum v. longispinum


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By danmo


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By danmo


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By wooffi
Sedum container above a japanese maple


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By wooffi
Sedum container at Justin Timberlakes 'Mirimichi' golf course


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By mcash70
Sedum Gold


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By martypix
Parodia concinna is a relatively small cactus reaching only 4 inches in height and producing yellow funnel shaped flowers with red centers.


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By picabo
Hanging in a String Garden


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By martypix
This plant is a Euphorbia milii hybrid that produces large apricot flowers (bracts). Commonly called Crown of Thorns, this plant is armed with vicious thorns.


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By jcoats123
Magnificient Magenta


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By tarziesgirl
My dish of lithops, or living stones.


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By SteveWood
Aloe bainesii setting flower. I love the radial pattern of lightly toothed leaves.


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By SteveWood
Blooming epiphyllum from my grandmother the year after she passed. i spent a lot of time photographing this seasons flowers. hard to choose a favorite.


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By MaxStars
With a planter created from driftwood, an adorable cacti thrives!


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By vjbiz


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By vjbiz


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By Pearlie5
Pumpkin with succulent cuttings


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By Pearlie5
beautiful sunflowers


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By htop
Satan-like pink ice plant blooms glisten in the sun

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