Saturday, May 30, 2009

Chameleon

Rebutia spegazziniana


This Rebutia is quite the chameleon! Its flowers change color depending on the time of year it blooms, and this is the third and most prolific round of flowers this year. I must say I think I like this varigated pink the best. As the weather heats up, the flowers normally change from their usual deep red to a paler pink, but they also become smaller and even deformed looking. Never before has the cactus put out so many perfect lighter colored flowers. I wish it would produce this color all the time!

3 comments:

Claude said...

It's always nice to have a plant that constantly surprises you... It's really quite a charmer!

Dee said...

I love that pink too- they are gorgeous! I haven't seen many large pink cactus flowers- seems the pink ones are tiny. These are so pretty!

Eaglehawk said...

That is a beautiful color for that cactus. I'm back to doing GTS.