@docthrill @dadayba @crabby58 Nope, sorry, that's all she wrote! This flower is DONE. They only last a few hrs, so as it was closing up I tried pollinating it with the orange bloomer on the right (pretty sure it won't work anyways) and bade it farewell. 😜
Turns out it's a night bloomer! To anyone who took a guess at what the color would be, the answer is flamingo pink with a coral midstripe. Too bad it didn't open the same night as the white one. I could have tried to cross-pollinate them. If it's still open when I get up in the morning then I'll take some pics in daylight.
@sunlovin I don't usually think to sniff cactus flowers, but this time I actually did! It's got a mild, musky sweetness to it, but there's an underlying stink to it. Like you take a couple whiffs, and then realize you just really don't want to do that anymore. 🤣
Night blooming Echinopsis subdenudata 'Domino' putting on a display tonight, and the bulging red bud on the Echinopsis to the left should be open in the early morning. Today I learned that after a lil bit of post-production color adjustment the globe string lights around my patio the Night Shot camera mode on my phone actually kind of makes for a better photo than any lighting that daylight provides. 🤔