Thursday, April 14, 2011

Morning surprise



This morning I was surprised by this succulent plant, overnight these five gorgeous flowers bloomed (totally unexpected). By the time I got home in the afternoon the flowers were dead.


That’s the problem with most succulents, their blooms are stunning but they only last one day.


Does anyone know the name of this plant?

9 comments:

Ami said...

Wow, those flowers are indeed stunning!!! Sorry, I don't know its name.

The short living of the flower usually makes us appreciating them more :)

Rohrerbot said...

That is incredible....I don't know the name of this variety.....but wow on the flowers!

NanaK said...

Those flowers are beautiful and to have five at once is amazing! So glad you got a picture of this event.

Cindy Michaud said...

Like a magic bouquet...glad you did not miss seeing it and thanks for sharing, lovely!

Darla said...

Beautiful blooms even if they are short lived!

Susan said...

It's adorable...good thing you noticed it when it was still pretty.

Nicole said...

Wow, that is lovely, I think its white-flowered Cereus.It blooms at night and the flowers stay open in the early morning.

Sandy said...

Simply Breathtaking.. I have no idea what it is but I'm so happy you were able to catch a shot of it...
sandy

Anonymous said...

I cheated and typed in "white cactus flower" on Google, then hit the images button on the left. I think it looks like this plant:
The name is Echinopsis oxygona or Easter Lily Cactus.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/13213404/