Echinopsis Cacti bloom at night, and the flowers start to fade in a couple of hours!
However, Greg Krehel makes high-definition time-lapse videos that capture the buds in all their glory. “The combination of the spiky body with stunning flowers is just overwhelming,” Krehel says. “I’m definitely a cactus lover first and a photographer second.”
“Echinopsis” is the name for a large family of cacti that are native to the mountains of South America (not a desert). “Echin” comes from the Latin word Ekihnos, which means both sea urchin and hedgehog.
This video has high-definition images of the cacti blooming: