The Family Cactus
I really hated to leave this cactus behind when we moved from Richmond Hill, Ontario to Chicago in 2009 when darling hubby was transferred. This particular cactus began as a tiny piece or baby from a cactus that my mom owned. Who gave her "a baby" I will never know, but I brought it home, (yes, we all lived in Canada at the time) and planted it. If I'm not mistaken, it survived 5 moves with us before I had to let it go. It was the best year to date. It actually had 20 blooms when we shot this photo. I have never seem it bloom to this extent and it needs absolutely no babying what so ever. If you remember to water it every once in a while, it is happy.
I did remember to break off a "baby" for my son to take care of until we come home and then I want it back so I can start my new family cactus. When that will be, I have no idea... but I will definitely be trying again.
Photo Credit: Mine ;)
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