Friday, June 17, 2011

Queen of night






Selenicereus grandiflorus is a cactus species. This is known as Brahma Kamalam in Telugu.


 I first heard about this plant from my mother. I was very fascinated about this flower because this blooms one night a year or several years and withers within hours. I've seen this flower in pics, but never saw it in real. In my new apartment, owner left this plant's pot. But the plant was almost to end. I started pouring water and taking care of it.  On June 7th this flower blossomed in my apartment. I was so excited on that day as I dreamed of seeing this flower in real. My mom was happy as well, coz she is the one who inspired me to take complete care towards this plant. 


More buds are on coming up, means more flowers on the way, which in turn means more snaps in future.


Posted under Flowers on Saturday and Pink Friday.


Cheers,
Vrinda.  

8 comments:

Shiju Sugunan said...

Congratulations on rejuvenating the plant. The stamens look bit similar to that of Cannon Ball tree's flower.

Ewa said...

I'd say you were very happy to see it bloom :)

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

What an exotic pretty looking bloom.

Katie said...

This is beautiful! I've never seen this before - and I love the side view shot!!

Susan said...

Wow! That's a fantastic story! The images are wonderful, too! My favorites are the first and third ones! Lovely!

Cheerful said...

great pictures. lovely flowers! thanks for sharing! visiting you from PF and wishing you a great weekend! :)

Carletta said...

My favorite is the second one - stunning image!
I also like the last closeup.
It's wonderful you rescued it.
Thanks for your visit.

Henrietta said...

Did you stay up every night and waited it to bloom!?! This is really exiting plant, have to say. Thank good you took care of it and now we all can see the wonder beauty:)