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I think I can figure out what makes this one secret... The hush that comes over one who is contemplating going through the gate and venturing into the seductive darkness just beyond the shock of light green...That is a secret place for sure... where any number of magical, secretive, breathtaking things may occur! and. . . when you return you must keep the secrets!!!
Flowering cactus. - This is an Echinopsis multiplex(aka oxygona) hybrid possibly one of the Paramount hybrids, produced at the now closed Paramount Cactus Nursery in Paramount, Southern California(often crossed with Lobivia and Trichocereus). They are sometimes know as easter lily cactus. They like a bit more shade, richer soil and a bit more water in spring and summer than most cactus, and can take a lot of cold in winter if they are kept very dry, like mid teens F.