‘Freaky Flowers’: Surprisingly Beautiful Cactus Flowers Bloom and Wilt in This Very Colorful Timelapse [VIDEO]

Did you know that cacti can have extraordinarily beautiful flowers? A filmmaker who goes by EchinopsisFreak created this colorful timelapse that showcases several different cactus flowers blooming and wilting.

The video begins with a compilation of 15 different cacti blooming side-by-side and then shows each one individually. But these flowers don’t last for long in real life, so the video shows them wilting just as quickly as they bloomed. Most of the clips in this video represent about eight hours.

In the video’s description, EchinopsisFreak writes:

Echinopsis cactus flowers bloom overnight and last for only a day. The flowers are at their peak beauty for an hour or two at the most. That’s what turned me from a cactus enthusiast into a cactus photographer: the desire to try to preserve some aspect of their freaky beauty.

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