My brother got some cactus from his trip to Himanchal Pradesh a long time ago. We planted those on our terrace and one day I was really surprised to see a huge flower in one of them. Till then I was not even aware of the concept of flowers in cactus. When my brother got interested in these plants a few years ago, their number on our terrace have really shot up and the flowers in cactus has become a more common sight.
Photo: Sanjiv Harish