Desert Holiday Ornaments
After cacti complete their blooming, fruits, or seedpods form and ripen over a period of months. Seedpods come in many different shapes and colors, but many of them are red, such as these shown here. The pods do not always contain seeds. The only way to tell is to slit them open and check. Since I don't normally propagate cactus with seeds, I just let them go, and birds and wildlife consume them.