Cactus doesn't flower

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Cactus doesn't flower

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Had this for a few years.
I've seen them bloom with a beautiful small red flower surrounded by little green leaflets.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/southslope/5748688221/" title="DSC04709 by edible_plum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/574 ... 1a4c12.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="DSC04709"></a>

This pic shows the little leaflets developed:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/southslope/5748688237/" title="DSC04710 by edible_plum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2554/574 ... aac302.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="DSC04710"></a>

But then each year they shrivel up and die.
Yet the cactus has grown those gorgeous branches since I've had it.
It was just a stick when I bought it.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/southslope/5748688243/" title="DSC04711 by edible_plum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2105/574 ... 311f3d.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="DSC04711"></a>

What am I doing wrong?
It's in an unglazed clay pot, soil is kept mostly dry.
Never been fertilized.

Would appreciate any help.

Barb


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Post by igor.glukhovtsev »

Barb, to be honest I've never seen this Euphrobia blooming. Even in Kenya. You might mean Euphorbia splenders?
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Post by lucky1 »

Igor,
They look so similar, thanks for the comparison.

Doesn't everything bloom--eventually?
Or else there'd be no more of them? :lol:

Darn...was hoping I had the one with red flowers.

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Post by igor.glukhovtsev »

This particular species most likely has yellow inconspicuous flowers. :roll:
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Post by lucky1 »

Oh poop!

Thanks for the clarification, Igor.
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Post by lucky1 »

Talk about diversity! There are so many plants in this group!

http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/ ... orbia.html

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