|Cleistocactus winteri flower open!|
Here's a shot showing most of the plant in its pot in the greenhouse. I watered it off and on over the summer, whenever I watered the Agaves, but honestly I wasn't convinced it was alive. It's sometimes so hard to know with cactus. I couldn't tell if it was growing or not.
But then I noticed that many of the tips were slightly more swollen and a little brighter color than the rest. So I took that as a sign of life.
|Can you see that the tip is fatter and brighter?|
And when I brought it into the greenhouse, and saw the buds just a few weeks later, well, it was kind of undeniable.