I'm waiting to see what this decidedly reptilian bud on a cactus that is spending the summer on my back step develops into.
I'm a little concerned about it. Mary Ellen turned this plant over to me just before she headed north for the summer, noting that it was likely to bloom only if it was expecting to die.
It was not my intention to kill the poor plant and I actually thought it was doing well --- until the bud appeared. Now I guess we'll just have to wait and see.