January 17, 2005

Cactuses in Malta

Yes, I really like Cactuses.
Before anyone complains about my plural of cactus, I refer you to dictionary.reference.com/search?q=cactus

A while back I wrote something about the Agave Cactus, and how it shoots up a giant spike when it flowers. I found some cactuses in Malta with giant spikes, but I guess the flowers have long gone.

cactus_malta.jpg

These cactuses don't look much like cactuses in the picture, but I assure you that they are. You can't beat looking at cactuses against a lovely blue sky.

Posted by paul at January 17, 2005 06:36 PM

Comments

this website needs to be improved, i want information on cactuses, like how tall it can grow, where it is found and so on the,now.

Posted by: ytere at March 15, 2005 06:52 PM

Agave cactus;- those shown in your picture have not yet flowered. When complete they resemble a christmas tree shape with flowers which later later develop into individual plantlets at the end of the branches. This all happens within the one summer season, whilst the host plant dies leaving scores of small new plants to continue its domination of the local area.

Posted by: david davenport at May 31, 2005 05:26 PM