The rare moonflower that only blooms for one night – A unique timelapse video


A unique timelapse video captures the blooming of a rare Amazonian flower, which only stays in bloom for 12 hours once a year.

The tropical flower of a species of succulent (cactus) from the Amazon is also called the “moon flower,” It is the first time in history that it has bloomed in Great Britain.

Selenicereus wittii, as is its scientific name, belongs to the collection of the Botanic Garden of the University of Cambridge.

This unique timelapse video shows the rare ‘Moonflower’ growing from a tiny bud and ‘dying’ a few hours later, as it only blooms once a year for a maximum of 12 hours.

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