A spectacular flower of the 'Argentine Giant Cactus' Echinopsis (Trichocereus) candicans.
Cultivated in Las Cruces, New Mexico (July)
|*The Echinopsis (Trichocereus) candicans is a magnificent, but slow growing cactus. The flowers are among the most impressive we have ever encountered, and are about the size of a large dinner plate. The cactus is from Argentina, and hence the common name 'Argentine Giant Cactus', both for the size of the flowers, and the size of the mature plant. The cactus blossom begins to open near sundown.|