Friday, November 4, 2011

The Holiday Cactus

These plants are epiphytic cacti (plants which grow on other plants, but non-parasitically).
Over here, we know them as the Holiday Cactus.

I know a of a place nearby where they bloom every October.

They grow in hanging baskets in shady areas. 

They bloom in all sorts of colours and sizes and the show is truly spectacular!

Some of the more established plants have well over 70 flowers on them.

These are a series of collages of the ones that I managed to photograph this year. After this they will lose their flowers and return to their state of looking like a regular old cactus in a hanging basket. 
The show is well worth waiting a whole year for!