I´ve got two questions.
One is about the cactus in the foreground. I´ve got literally dozens of these cacti, all from the one plant I got too many years ago to remember and not a single one has ever flowered…until this October when one of the biggest ones suddenly burst into bloom.
As with all my succulents, they spend the summer on my patio where they get sun in the morning, and are brought indoors in autumn. I can´t think of anything I´ve done differently this year to cause this unexpected phenomenon! So is it sheer coincidence that this particular specimen decided to surprise me this year or did I really do something right?
My other question concerns the small orange-headed cactus in the background, which I assume is a composite of two plants, and which has lots of little plantlets clinging to it. If I remove them and give them their own pot, is there the chance that they´ll survive and, if so, how should I care for them?