Monday, September 6, 2010

Cactus Monday - Labor Day

My little pot of cactus and succulents is faring well in this hot dry weather. The odd thing to me is that the cactus has some growths on it.
Maybe one of you cactus/succulent aficionados can tell me what has caused this. The blooms are usually up around the crown of this cactus. These growths are more in the center of this cactus. They really make me curious. Perhaps they are seed pods formed where the pollen of the flowers fell captured by the spines and nutured??

Happy Cactus Monday. I hope eveyrone is enjoying a free day. For more Cactus Monday views go to Teri's Painted Daisies here.


steviewren said...

I have no idea what is going on but it will be interesting to watch what develops.

Happy Labor Day!

Katiejane said...

I don't know anything about cactus, but this looks rather interesting. Maybe this is how it reproduces?
Your drawing is cute.

Unknown said...

No idea either. Looks like flowers are coming though!? Your cactus are so healthy. Mine are all dead or dying. They don't like there new home on the farm...( I think I need to retire from cactus Monday... No luck down here). I love your drawing too!

Lynn Cohen said... your photos.

marianne said...

Oh wow this is interesting! No answer yet......and I want to know as well. Guess I have to come back later ;)
Your paper is finally on it's way to you dear!

Happy cactus Monday!

Margaret Ann said...

Sweet little illo...:)
Might they be new "arms????" HCM! :)

Teri said...

Well that is certainly a cool development and perfect for today! I would venture a guess that it is new growth since these little guys lie to have babies all around them.
We will all e waiting for an update!!!!


SandyCarlson said...

This has renewed my love of summer!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Interesting plant. I have no clue either. Cute drawing too. You need to take it to a nursery.

Julie said...

They look like little fruits! Could it be????? Mammallaria fruit? Hmmmmm. Just guessing here. LOL.

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa
I have read all the comments - no answer... I am curious.

Anyway, HCM and Labor Day (belated).

Have a nice week, Evelyn

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Hi! You are correct in saying these are seed pods. Some cactus develop these after they get there flowers. They will probably turn bright red and eventually fall off. In that way in the wild they can reproduce. The cactus is very healthy. Love your picture also! HCM

studio lolo said...

Don't you love it when you get answers to life's questions?!

very sweet drawing and interesting photo :)

Q said...

Hi Lisa,
Hope you are having fun.
I do so love your paintings and drawings. Nice to know you have cactus seeds forming...exciting!

Q said...

Hi Lisa,
Hope you are having fun.
I do so love your paintings and drawings. Nice to know you have cactus seeds forming...exciting!

yoon see said...

Happy belated cactus monday Lisa, at least your cactus doing great but I ignore mine.....I feel ashame!