Saturday, March 7, 2015

Late Bloom


Aloe arborencens blooms once a year on Christmas season
(Right: Cylindropuntia sp.)

22 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's like a red hot poker Jose.. Oh my look at the spikes alongside!

Kate said...

The vivid shades of red and green remind me of the holidays!

Aimeecakes said...

Ah i love these - we have them in Kings Park - very dramatic!

Sharon Anck said...

Grace took the words right out of my mouth. It does look like what we call red hot pokers here.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, a red hot poker indeed and so dramatic and beautiful! Superb capture as always, Jose! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Enjoy!!!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, a flor é linda, a captação em macro está excelente num todo.
AG

William Kendall said...

It is a beautiful plant!

Small City Scenes said...

very beautiful and RED! It looks like it is shouting! ha
MB

VP said...

I still have one of these, but I never got an inflorescence so beautiful and perfect like this one!

Christina Andromeda said...

This red is so vivid! It's a pity it blooms only once a year...

RedPat said...

It's gorgeous, JM!

Julie said...

I do not like cactus at all, Jose. When I was a child I had to methodically walk the paddocks with a spray can eradicating prickly pear and tiger pear (both cactus here in Australia, but do not know their scientific names). Otherwise, the spikes would get into the wool of our sheep, and could eventually cause death by allowinf disease to enter their body.

I do have a small collection of succulents, though none so gorgeously in flower as this one.

cieldequimper said...

So tropical looking!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I've never seen one before, thanks for sharing. It's really interesting, I'll see if that can grow around here.

Randy said...

That is amazing. Great color too.

ladyfi said...

What a fabulous flower!

Joan Elizabeth said...

We call these Red Hot Pokers. Nice because they flower in the winter to add a splash of colour to a dull winter garden.

A GM said...

Que bonitos colores. Preciosa foto, ya esta casi la primavera.
Un saludo

Babzy said...

great flowers :)

Beatriz said...

Nem parece de verdade de tão linda - a flor e o espinho!

Grande abraço,

Bia <°))))<

bailey-road.com said...

Love the vivid color.

Karl Demetz said...

Wonderful ! Great colours and fantastic composition, José !