QUEEN OF THE NIGHT ... bakawali
Salam and good day,
I walked into my yard early one morning, around 6.30 am and I was greeted by a glorious sight. Glorious because it was such a rare sight to behold.
|also known as Queen of the night|
Blooming only once a year, the blooming period is said to be from the end of June till early July, which was around the time I took these pictures. Being a night blooming cactus, they start to open after dusk, around 8 or nine pm and start to fade after dawn. hence the name Queen of the night. Not only that, each flower will only bloom once and only for a few hours.
That is why we will never see this flower being sold in flower shops and florist or blooming in the nursery. They could never make it to the shops. so, they can never be bought in all their entirety, which renders them priceless, ergo, the most expensive flower in the world.
|Luckily, there were a few more buds that hasn't bloomed. I waited 2 days for them to bloom.|
|so here it is, the Queen of the night in all its glory, captured on 21.06.2021 at 11.35 pm|