My husband has a large cactus. (Ritterocereus pruinosis)
I am not wild about this plant. It is big, tall, ugly and spiny.
He loves it, so I have tolerated its presence for the duration of our marriage.
It has to be moved inside every winter. It is quite a big production.
In and out, in and out, in and out, over and over.
After thirty years of caring for this plant, a small bud formed about midway up.
Finally, his cactus was going to do something exciting!
We have checked its progress daily.
I have photographed the bud’s enlargement.
When will it open? What color will it be?
I was hesitant to leave town for fear of missing the big event.
Alas. When I checked on it this morning, the bud was going limp and shriveling.
I hate it when that happens.
I am considering cutting the top off to root it.