- Rare Amazonian cactus flowers for first time in UK
- Ready, steady, bloom! Botanists wait for rare cactus to open for one night only
A rare Amazonian cactus called the moonflower has bloomed for what botanists believe is the first time in the UK. Experts at the University of Cambridge’s Botanic Garden kept a night watch throughout the week so they did not miss the flowering of Selenicereus wittii – an event that usually begins at sunset and is over by sunrise.