Sunday, February 28, 2021

Rare moonflower blossomed in Cambridge


A rare plant has blossomed for a few hours in the Cambridge University Botanical Gardens. Thousands of interested people from all over the world were able to watch the live stream.

People all over the world have watched the blossoming of a rare plant in the botanical garden of Cambridge University via livestream. The “Selenicereus wittii”, also called moon flower, surprisingly bloomed for a few hours on Saturday afternoon, as could be seen on the side of the botanical garden.

Thousands of people from all over the world had already tuned in over the week so as not to miss the rare event. The flowering phase had already been eagerly awaited by botany fans, as it is said to have been the first time the cactus plant from the Amazon region in Great Britain has flowered.

The blooming phase was actually expected for one night, i.e. between sunrise and sunrise, which is why the botanical garden had already put a night watch during the week. “It was worth the wait, what a beauty! Our moonflower has opened and the scent is divine – similar to gardenia and jasmine at the moment, but it will turn into rotten vegetables,” the garden wrote on its Instagram channel. The change in smell is considered typical of the plant.

(WHAT / dpa)



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