Orchid crown of thorns

Bangalore has become unusally hot these days, I am soo badly waiting for rains. Last friday I thought my wish would be granted, but it didnt :-(. Still it was a blissful evening with the air filled up with the smell of wet mud.

But not everyone is like me. Meet the sun loving ‘orchid crown of thorns’. This everblooming cactus belongs to castor family. Flowers in red , yellow and white. Though I have always spotted it in red. Have you seem it in any other color.