Rare moonflower blossomed in Cambridge

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Cambridge – People around the world have watched a rare plant bloom in the Botanical Gardens of Cambridge University via livestream.  The  “Selenicereus wittii”, also called the 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. © www.de24.news

 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.

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 The  blooming phase was actually expected for one night, i.e. between sunset 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. © www.de24.news

 The  change in smell is considered typical of the plant. (dpa)

📽️ Video | © www.de24.news

 The  rare moon flower blooms

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Rare moonflower blossomed Cambridge

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