Cactus Flower was born to Freeze and Palmetto, in Possibility. Palmetto loved Cactus Flower dearly, and Freeze could not care less for her. Cactus Flower went to school, and one day, she came home in tears. Palmetto asked her what was wrong, and young Cactus Flower said the dragonets tied her and chanted, "Freak! Freak!" Palmetto, as a bold and caring dragoness, She marched over to the school, and demanded to see the Head. She scolded him, yelled, and demanded punishment for Cactus Flower's class.
When they left, Palmetto told Cactus Flower that if she was bullied, fight back. Cactus Flower didn't want to, but Palmetto put her in fighting lessons. One day, while Palmetto was passing Flower's school, she looked over, and there was Cactus Flower, pinned, trying to fight back. Palmetto darted over there, shoved the chanting dragonets, yelled at the one pinning Flower, took Cactus Flower, and dashed out of the school yard.
"You tried to fight back, that's what matters." said Palmetto. So, she took Flower over to Jackal's Pet Adoption Center, and Cactus Flower picked out a fennec fox kit. She named him Strawberry. Soon after, Palmetto caught a rare illness and had to move to a hospital in the Sand Kingdom. Cactus Flower was sent to live with her father, Freeze, a cold hearted IceWing. (no pun intended) She hated Freeze, and he hated her. One morning, she woke up, and she was in a different bed. Young Cactus Flower was very confused, until a young dragoness came in the room. "Hello, dear." she said. She was a RainWing, and very pretty. "I'm Kiwi. I see you have a pet. Welcome to Emerald Orphange."
Cactus Flower was in shock. Freeze had left her! "What happened?" she asked. Kiwi replied. "Your guardian was found dead. Your mother is away. Now you are here." Cactus Flower had tears in her eyes. Kiwi tried to soothe her. Over her time at the Orphanage, she befriended Kiwi. She also befriened a Sky/Sea/IceWing named Puffin.