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Today's bloom is Corryocactus (Corryocactus squarrosus)

Bloom of the Day for January 3rd, 2013:

Type of plant: Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: Red, Red-Orange, Bright Yellow

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10a to Zone 11

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm), 12-18 in. (30-45 cm), 18-24 in. (45-60 cm), 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm), 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m), 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m), 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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pirl wrote:
Sweet! Good choice!

Sensiblelynne wrote:
That's a great bloom, how long will that flower last on the plant, are all cactus flowers just 1 or 2 day events or do some types bloom longer. The only cactus we can realistically grow here are indoor plants. There is one small native cactus that grows on our farm here and there, but it rarely blooms.

sunkissed wrote:
Love those little blooms. Really nice close up photo.

CactusJordi wrote:
"There is one small native cactus that grows on our farm here and there, but it rarely blooms." Sounds like Opuntia fragilis. Well, some cactus flowers last half a day to a full day only (most nightbloomers), but most last 2-4 days and few even up to one week. A bit depending on temperature. Jordi