The Jactus popped last night…the first blossom of the season! We celebrated with our neighbors, George and Eileen and Todd’s mom Donna, as the gigantic cactus flower came to life! The Jactus is an Argentinian Giant (night blooming cactus) that Todd bought in memory of his late father Jack. Three months after he planted it in a pot, it put on a flowery show that we had never expected. Last year, we only got 1 blossom. But last fall, Todd planted the Jactus in the ground… And it took off….
It put out 14 fuzzy blossom buds. Here is a little example of how it grew in just the last 2 weeks!
We felt we had to celebrate the moment, because the Jactus only blossoms at dusk, comes full bloom at night, and then, the flower dies the next day.
And…..Amazingly, the awesome blossom lasted throughout the day to wait for it’s partner!
Now, we get to wait for the next 12 buds to come! Happy Jactus Fest!