When my daughter saw these red cactus flowers, she didn't think anyone would think they were real if I posted them. They are real, and have not been worked over with photo editing.
Everyone who sees this cactus in bloom wants to get one. The flower is quite unusual because of the fluorescent glow it produces. It's sort of an optical illusion caused by the hot pink margins on the brilliant red petals. I've researched the various sites that sell Echinopsis hybrids, and have never found any like it. If I could find out the hybrid source, I would buy several and give them as gifts. Maybe someday mine will have offsets and I can pass those around.
Without the flowers, this Rebutia wouldn't get a second glance. It is not an attractive species, except for the carmine red flowers.
Echinopsis x Red Paramount
This cactus has bloomed intermittently since early May. I mentioned last week that my cacti were through blooming for the season, but they keep proving me wrong.
My Ivy Geranium is suffering from the heat, and won't last much longer. I think this lone flower is its swan song.