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Monday, January 17, 2011

Bunga Bakawali Blooming, the stages.

summary of bunga bakawali blooming stage
ringkasan perkembangan bakawali berbunga

  (Bunga Bakawali in Malaysia, Wijaya Kusuma in indonesia, Queen of the night, Night-blooming Cereus, Dutchman's Pipe, Gul-e-Bakavali  in Hindi, Kadupul in Sinhala)

12.1.2011

  8.00am

 1.00pm

 5.00pm

 8.00pm

 8.30pm

9.00pm

 9.30pm

10.00pm

10.30pm

11.00pm

11.30pm

after midnight
13.1.2011

12.00am

12.30am

1.00am

 1.30am

 2.00am

 2.30am

 3.00am

 9.00am

Bunga Bakawali
The next day 14.1.2011
9.00am

A person had described the fragrance of the flower as "an intoxicatingly extravagant fragrance ". I had to agree...... and the famous Arabian Nights also mentioned about the Rose of Bakawali.

bangchik and kakdah
Bunga Bakawali Berkembang
Tanah Merah Kelantan
The rest:



44 comments:

  1. Incredibly beautiful...thank you so much for sharing the progression of the blooming! I would have liked to be there to smell the fragrance...seeing the bloom is amazing enough!

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  2. Bangchik you were up late!

    I love that you included the final picture at 9 a.m. It reminds me of a dancer, taking her final bow. Very beautiful series.

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  3. MasyAllah...cantiknya!!!keajaiban ciptaan yang Maha Esa.....

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  4. Beautiful photos! Imagine if you are up at 9.00am, there will only be faded bloom to greet you! Cheers to you for staying up all night for this lovely bloom. You are making me miss this plant!

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  5. That is great work.....the flower is worth the wait. Thank you for sharing....I see them open at night but never during a full cycle.:)

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  6. This flower is amazingly beautiful! Worth you stayed there beside her whole day and night! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!

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  7. oh my gosh - that was really amazing. The flower is absolutely gorgeous and your time elasped photography really gave me a sense what the flower is like opening and closing. So is the flower totally done or does it open again in the evening? Really cool.

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  8. I actually received two starts of a plant in the mail from another blogger! I'm hoping to eventually see this bloom myself someday.
    Gorgeous pictures!

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  9. I've seen posts on this flower before, but never over a period of time like that. I really enjoyed this! Thanks for your dedication to your flower and your blog post!

    Did you know that when you upload photos to your blog, you can click on them and make them larger? Some people choose not to, but I sometimes ask folks if they know that.

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  10. Beautiful flower! Thanks for sharing the flower bloom progress! Really amazing!

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  11. what an amazing moment to see them bloom. You can sell tickets for the bakawali ballet!

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  12. So pretty. I wonder if it smells like jasmine?

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  13. Bangchik such a gorgeous sweet bloom, Im speechless to see the stages you photographed! Cantek sangat! Im expecting a Puteri Bunian coming out of that heavenly beautiful bloom!

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  14. I have one in my conservatory. They are beautiful flowers with a wonderful fragrance. Their perfume fills the house. I must admit that I have not stayed awake to see the full flowering cycle!

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  15. Wow! Gorgeous shots! I love the time lapse!

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  16. I saw this kind of flower in my friend's garden.
    I enjoyed so much your photos. Beautiful captures.

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  17. Excellent pictures. Such patience in capturing all the stages of blooming and fading.

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  18. You are amazing... I can never do that...

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  19. It was awesome! I held my breath each i see the time the changes in every phase. Breathtakingly beautiful photos, I love them.

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  20. Bangchik, Did you receive the seeds? Everyone else have received the seeds. May be Mr.Postman still struggling?.....

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  21. Cantiknya Bangchik, kelu lidah tak terkata;)

    It started off with alien-like look, it ended soft and gentle. Mystical.

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  22. Beautiful bloom :-D Good record in pictures.

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  23. Great photo's, thanks for sharing them. Since I moved mine to the greenhouse they bloom several times a year with many flowers.

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  24. a very rare and beautiful flower that opens up for a short duration time is really to be enjoyed to the fullness.
    I really wish I could smell the fragrance.

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  25. Very beautiful!
    So nice to be able to follow the progress through your nice photos.

    Annelie

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  26. Thanks everyone for your visits and lovely comments. I dont generally follow progress of blooming with time lapse pictures. But with bunga bakawali, it's a life time experience. I cant gurantee it will bloom again, even if it blooms, i may miss it.

    The fragrance filled the whole house, that I can share, but I cant really describe its heavenly fragrance in words....

    bangchik and kakdah.

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  27. I have this plant and celebrate when a bud is ready to open. I congratulate you on staying up all night (or do you have a camera rigged to snap every hour?). It is always so sad to see the faded bloom in the morning.
    Very intersting fact about it being mentioned in Arabian Nights. The fragrance is incredible!

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  28. Janet
    We took turn to snap... manually. Yes, I agree with you about it's incredible fragrance. It filled the whole house. No other flower can do that, not even roses... cheers.

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  29. So quick! But it's interesting to be able to see a bloom go through a full cycle in a single night. Very pretty.

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  30. NotSoAngryRedHead
    Yea, so quick... a night stay, one night bloom.

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  31. What an incredible series of pictures. Thank you for sharing them. So delicate and lovely. :)

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  32. Rebecca @ In The Garden
    thanks... happy gardening

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  33. Whoa, I am impressed by the beautiful bloom of the Bakawali plant. And a big pat to you for staying up late to capture this significant event for us to enjoy on your blog.

    I have seen this plant in my neighbour's house. But never have I seen the bloom. As you quoted, the fragrance is intoxicating, now, I wish I have the chance to smell it.

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  34. JC
    The children too turn to snap pictures... Bangchik slept after 12 and listened to their stories what actually happened in the wee hours of the morning... you wanna try growing bakawali?

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  35. I've never had the chance to watch Bakawali blooming in mylife... truely amazing, U just did it!! congratulation and thanks for the picture..

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    1. Thanks Harlina...., bakawali is always amazing, an alien looking changes from bud to full bloom and wilt all within the same night.

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  36. mesmerizing, mashaAllah.
    when I was little our elders used to say when a bakawali blooms at midnight , there'll be a little fairy princess dancing among the petals... i really believed that .. but alas there's no such things

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    1. norliahira.... little fairy princess do exist in childhood creative minds.

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  37. Subhanallah... kagum nya saya tengok..saya teringin sangat nak tengok bunga ni dari dekat..

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    1. Hernyhafiz..... bunga bakawali tak bermusim, tetapi keluar jarang-jarang sekali.

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  38. Can someone tell me the whole story of the night queen, Gul e Bakawali? Please? I am having a hard time finding the story. On Google, everyone says it's an old, well-known beloved tale, but they never tell the story. Maybe because everyone knows it already??? But I don't know it! What is the story?

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    1. Unknown..... i heard about Gul e Bakawali appearing in Arabian nights. And the myth of bakawali has been turned into films. I have not read the actual story as in Arabian Nights.

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  39. Do you still have the plant? I am trying to buy it.. Could you sell the leaf bud to me?

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    1. Yes, they are still available. Email mylittlevegetablegarden@gmail.com

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