Cereus: Once A Year Night-Blooming Flowers

June 12, 2013

An event said to occur only once per year happened last night [June 11] when a bunch of Night-blooming Cereus flowers could be seen in full blossom in Point Shares.

Night-blooming cereus — also called queen of the night, lunar flower, and moon flower — are said to bloom on only one or possibly two nights of the year, normally in the summer months of May, June or July.


While the flowers — white, large and fragrant — open after nightfall, by dawn most are already in the process of wilting.

Night-blooming cereus is the common name referring to a large number of flowering Cereus cacti. Native to the Western hemisphere, they can be found from the Sonora Desert to South America.

- Photo via jennip_bda on Instagram

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  1. Karla says:

    It is s beautiful sight to see. I have one at home that bloomed one day last week and that was my first time experiencing the bloom.

  2. Reven says:

    I need where you can FIND them not where they originate, but most sites only have where it originates!! I:^{P