The Espostoa hybrid is also starting to show some buds - it looks like it could be quite a few, too! I suppose I will wait to repot to fix its lean until afterwards.
A recent cactus fiend
The Trichocereus lobivia hybrid put on quite the show last year, and I was beginning to think it wasn’t going to do anything this spring. Tonight, though, I finally spotted a bud - hopefully the first of several!
The aloes seem to have thoroughly enjoyed the rains this week. The climbing aloe, A. ciliaris, looks the best it has since I planted it this spring and the A. vera is finally recovering from turning to sludge over the winter.
The Sedum kamtschaticum, or Russian stonecrop, is finally blooming. It had been mismarked as Sedum dasyphyllum ‘Golden Glow’, but kihaku-gato helped me get an accurate ID because he has some. Thanks man - now to go back and correct all the tags …
S. kamtschaticum is one of the hardiest sedums, well-known as a green roof staple, so it should be able to handle the Texas summer heat with the partial shade the Mexican plum will provide.