Sunday, November 21, 2010

Faucaria unimpressed by nearing winter

My Faucarias are still blooming. The biggest one at least. It is really impressive how long it can keep a flower bud alive and wait for the right moment. The last bud (at least I think it is the last one, unless there are more hidden somewhere...) has been there for weeks and today it finally started to open because for the first time in days we had a really sunny day.

On Halloween the last three flowers were still fresh and beautiful.

Faucaria tigrina flowers on October 31, 2010

The one in the background has dried up by now and the other two are on their best way there, too. But there were more flower buds still waiting and interestingly one of the flowers got some curls now...

Faucaria tigrina flowers on November 21, 2010

Closeup of Faucaria tigrina flower on November 21, 2010

This Faucaria (my star... the one that blossomed the first time at the delicate age of 1 3/4 years) has got quite the determination. I thought it would let quite a few of its flower buds dry out without opening them. But no, it has its own mind and it wants to blossom... so it does.

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