Dragon egg

in Black And Whitelast month

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The first flowers are always special. Especially when you have been waiting for it for a few years.
I got this cactus as a mature plant and it was slowly... very slowly growing. This year it started to grow a bud and I cannot wait to see the flower. It is big enough now to know it will bloom. Smaller buds sometimes blast.
I will post the bloom in full colour when the right time comes :)

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I think it is Gymnocalycium platygonum.
And as any other Gymnocalycium, it is the prettiest bud ever! They all have them covered in shells just like the real (cause we all know dragons are real) dragon egg :)

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Shot with Nikon D5500 + Sigma 105mm lens
All photos and text are my own.


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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
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Wow I've seen a cactus like that, mostly the tall skinny ones, in have three cactus at home.


The two cactus are up high, lol


Nice shots by the way!

I have Nikon D 3400 and just last night the screen turn black and it cannot figure how to fix it into now. 😔

Thank you!
I have some skinny tall ones too. But those round one are my favourite.

P.S. It might be a bit too dark for them on that top shelf. Cacti like light and sun. Otherwise they will grow deformed.

I'll be waiting for that ☺️.

It does look like dragon scales in BW.

Soon! :D


Awwww I wonder if it's going to be a girl or a boy. Can't wait to see you becoming another cacti mum 😁

Btw you haven't told me that there is a giphy of you lol.

O M G!!
She even has my glasses! :o
And an image of a cat licking butt 😂😂

Yah, the cat licking its butt is the best. 😂

I want a giphy to represent me as well.

That might do lol 😁

The wings are from Redbull probably...
But the halo? :p


It's my attempt to become a saint lol 😄

Nice try :D :D

I've had a same kind of catus plant at home.

Do you still have it?

Even with black and white, the captus plant is still very beautiful.

Thank you!