Years ago I had several cacti and these interesting plants always fascinated me. I still have one from long ago, and it is now about 40 years old. It’s a slow growing barrel cactus and has been in the same pot for about 10 years. It doesn’t get, well, excellent treatment, sitting in a picture window facing west for about 10 years now. But still, every year it produces at least one or two flowers. It only started flowering maybe 20 years ago, and I couldn’t believe it the first time!
It has a new companion, as of Christmas, when a friend gave me a pot of succulents. This kalanchoe in that pot now has a flower on too. Still fascinating, these desert dwellers that will live here if we treat them right.