Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bakawali Epiphyllum oxypetalum flowering stage - week 1

oh Bakawali.... 

Yes, admittedly I got hooked with Bakawali, a plant which is also known as Night Blooming Cactus, Queen of the Night,  or  Epiphyllum oxypetalum. I think it's the spectacular flowering that is most memorable. It's beauty and fragrance will envelop the house right to the morning.

From time to time,  a little bud will appear at the node of the leaf, then we will  count days before it finally opens up with such glorious mood.

We  had captured the whole flowering process throughout the night here  

And Kakdah recently noticed a few little buds appearing, so for a change I thought it would be best to follow the progress closely with weekly report. 

little bud of bakawali


Bakawali - the branch with tiny buds.




________bangchik and kakdah________
seri kembangan

8 comments:

  1. Its truly a remarkable flower.
    I had missed its flowering few times due the blooming time pass midnight.
    That's the downside of this plant.

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    1. Nowadays i dont wait the whole night, ....

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  2. Thank you for your link to the very quick flowering process. I didn't realize it is all so quick! I have seen many beautiful kinds of these plants in our local Conservatory in Seattle. They are gorgeous and some of the stars of my book about the Conservatory flowers.

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    1. And the fragrance is so naturally sweet, filling up the whole house

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  3. What an interesting and beautiful bloom! Thanks for sharing...

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    1. Skeeter, its worth waiting, this flowering process....

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  4. Hi there, this is the first documented instance of the flowering process i have come across. We have this plant growing out of a pot here in Mumbai and every time the monsoon starts the flowering begins....the flowwering is also triggered by a solitary unseasonal shower....!! I also realised that if the flower at the peak time of its bloom is taken off and boxed in a refrigerator , it will not close or die down and will retain the bloom (off the plant) for about 48 hours.

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  5. Thank you for your link to the very quick flowering process. I didn't realize it is all so quick! I have seen many beautiful kinds of these plants in our local Conservatory in Seattle. They are gorgeous and some of the stars of my book about the Conservatory flowers.

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