The Cacti Don’t Care

It’s much too hot for me out there, but the cacti don’t care.

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Candelabra cactus/ Dragon Bones/ Euphorbia lactea

They keep on growing without slowing.

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Firesticks cactus/ Euphorbia tirucalli

When the sun is blazing they are amazing.

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Epiphyllum /orchid cactus / ‘Over the Top’

They tend to thrive where no others survive.

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Rhipsalis salicornioides

They get dry but do not die.

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Lifesaver plant/ Huernia zebrina

They think it’s fun to sit in the sun.

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Huernia zebrina bloom

I’m no fool. I am in where it’s cool.

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Rhipsalidopsis

This is an Easter cactus, Rhipsalidopsis.

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It is finally blooming mid-June.

Maybe we should call it an Eid cactus,

since it is neither Easter nor spring right now.

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Its blooms are pointy and sweet.

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A cactus by any other name…

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