Thursday, September 24, 2009

Night Blooming Cereus Cactus

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 21, 2009. Non-native Cereus cactus with an 8-inch flower near the Silver Lake Ave. public staircase. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

An organ-pipe type cactus, once established, Cereus are drought tolerant and defensive landscaping. Night blooming cactus are pollinated by bats and really big moths.