Another Flower For The Echinopsis Mirabilis

Echinopsis mirabilis on 6-22-19.

Hello everyone! I hope this post finds you all well. I have been watching the Echinopsis mirabilis (Flower of Prayer) pretty closely for the past few days because it had two buds getting close to opening. Earlier this afternoon, around 4:30, I checked on it and both buds were standing up like they were going to flower once it was dark.

Echinopsis mirabilis at 7:46 PM on 10-26-19.

Then at 7:46, the buds looked like this… Hmmm… One was drooping! Now, how did that happen? Why is one drooping when it was standing up around 4:30? Somehow I must have goofed and maybe it flowered the night before…

 

Echinopsis mirabilis at 10:20 PM on 6-26-19.

Then at 10:20 PM I went out and saw the flower had opened.

 

Echinopsis mirabilis at 10:21 PM on 6-26-19.

It is quite exciting when the Echinopsis mirabilis flowers!

I know I say this a lot, but I have taken more photos and I am behind posting. A few days ago (maybe it was last week), I mentioned I was going to try and post every day I take photos, which is about every day. Well, as you can see that didn’t happen. Here it is 1 AM as I am finishing this post.

Sooooo… That’s it for now! Be safe, stay positive and always be thankful.

6 comments on “Another Flower For The Echinopsis Mirabilis

  1. Jim R says:

    I wonder what advantage nature gained by having that plant flower in the night. Where is it native? Are there animals like birds, moths, butterflies, that would be active then?

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    • Hello Jim! The Echinopsis mirabilis is a native of Eastern Argenta. Llifle says the natural pollinator must be a long-tongued moth. It is self-fertile, so it will produce viable seed whether it has been pollinated or not, though. The flowers of a lot of cactus and succulents are closed at night, so I guess nature needed a few that only open during the night. LOL! The ones that do usually are pretty strong and sweetly scented to help attract pollinators. Thanks for the comment!

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  2. Masha says:

    Love that flower, thanks for posting it here.

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  3. Still a stunning flower! I can’t believe how many flowers are from the same plant!

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