Today's bloom is Texas Rainbow (Echinocereus dasyacanthus)

Bloom of the Day for April 12th, 2013:

Type of plant: Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: Pink, Orange , Bright Yellow, Medium Purple, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 8b to Zone 10b

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm), 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing: 3-6 in. (7-15 cm), 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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DavidofDeLand wrote:
Now that is an all time fabulous picture Xenomorf!!! Great pick Kell. It looks like a tower rising up in the center of a magical landscape on a planet far-far away! David

Calif_Sue wrote:
The lighting is especially stunning! Hey, cool, avatars now!

Xenomorf wrote:
It was sunlight with a piece of black velvet (If I recall) behind the plant.

Kell wrote:
Just a stunning photo! The colors are amazing. I do think the blooms of this cactus are especially photogenic looking at all the photos. And in so many colors too. I think I may have to get one of these!