Why does my Ocotillo bloom first and then the leaves sprout out afterwards. Shouldn't they happen at the same time?
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This is a very common occurrence. They will do this when they do not receive enough water. This is not detrimental to the plant, but it does signal that it could use a little more water. This article will give you more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/ocotillo/ocotillo-plant.htm