EVERY SUMMERTIME, our cigarro plants erupt with flowers. In Mexico it’s called the cigarro, but above the border it’s called the red-hot poker, which is more fun, I think.
By the way, cigarro does not mean cigar. It means cigarette. Puro means cigar. I used to smoke both and pipes too. Now I smoke nothing.
Starting in September or late August, the aloe vera monstrosities begin to bloom, so the two overlap a bit. Then the pokers quiet down, and toss the torch to the aloe veras.
All of these things keep it quite colorful here at the Hacienda, which is always a hoot.