Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Lifesaver

 A few months ago, I bought this cactus called Lifesaver (Huernia Zebrina). At the checkout, the clerk told me the blooms look just like Lifesavers! Well, mine has bloomed, and WOW!! I am so tickled with it! And now it has another bloom.






23 comments:

Joanne said...

WOW! I have never seen a plant like this! Very cool...Now if only there was a plant that grew cupcakes...
Blessings, Joanne

shirleysimplerecipe said...

Nice cactus plant 🌵 😁!

Ann said...

Wow, that is amazing. What a beautiful bloom.

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing!!!

MadSnapper said...

it does look like a life saver and I like the cactus itself even without the bloom. what a super surprise

Rose said...

Seems like a lot of cacti have the most amazing blooms.

The Feminine Energy said...

Oh how beautiful!!!!!! I love it and had never heard of such a thing, Ginny!! ~Andrea xoxoxo

Chatty Crone said...

Ginny, that center looks exactly like a life saver!

Jeanette said...

That is a very cool looking flower and it sure does look like a lifesaver!

George said...

That does look like a Lifesaver. It's absolutely beautiful.

NanaDiana said...

Amazing flower. I have never even heard about this particular one. xo Diana

Inger said...

What an unusual flower. I kind of looks like a doughnut to me.

Reanaclaire said...

Oh, this cactus flowers too... I have recently put up a cactus post with fruits, they were amazing and I was wondering they are edible.. Yes, cactus are easier to take care than the normal flowers..

photowannabe said...

Wow... that's an amazing cactus. Never seen one like that before.
I would love one like that..I must scope that out.
Great advice from the cactus too.
Sue

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I just found your blog and really love the beautiful Lifesaver Cactus and the advice of the cactus. I sure would like to get one of the Lifesaver plants. I had never heard of it before.

Ruth Hiebert said...

THat is too cool. I have never before heard of a plant like this.

Red Rose Alley said...

Ginny, that is the most unusual cactus plant I've ever seen. It DOES look like a Lifesaver, doesn't it? I hope your cactus grows nicely for you for a long time. : )

~Sheri

Mari said...

What a cool cactus!

Nancy Chan said...

Very unique and Lifesaver is a suitable name for the flower. I have a similar catus and it is called Cactus Huernia Oculata with deep maroon flowers.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Such fun!!!!!! It is adorable!

🐈

DeniseinVA said...

Oh wow, it does look like a lifesaver. What a great little plant, I can almost imagine seeing that in a prehistoric forest. Good advice from the cactus :)

Carla from The River said...

Oh my goodness, I have never seen such a cactus. I like the advice. :-)

Jenny the Pirate said...

That is incredible! I wish it came in all the flavors because lime is my go-to. Haahaha xoxo

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