Organ Pipe Cactus (Stenocereus thurberi)
The Organ Pipe Cactus is a magnificent cactus species native to the Sonoran Desert. Renowned for its impressive size and unique growth habit, the Organ Pipe Cactus produces stunning flowers that add to its allure.
The flowers of the Organ Pipe Cactus are large, showy, and tubular in shape. They typically measure around 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 centimeters) in length. The color of the flowers can vary, ranging from creamy white to pale yellow or light pink. The petals are often waxy and slightly curved, with a delicate and appealing appearance.
The flowers typically bloom in late spring or early summer, usually after the arrival of the monsoon season. The exact timing may vary depending on environmental conditions and rainfall patterns. The flowers open at night and remain open into the early morning, attracting nocturnal pollinators.