Monday, January 11, 2010

Macro Monday: Mid night Glory



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This succulent plant blooms around mid night, and closes shortly after. So if you miss it, you miss it.

In Borneo, the Mid night Glory blooms once in a few years and usually only a single bloom. People regard it as an sign of good luck. They will buy the lottery when they see this flower bloom.

A friend holds a party and invites friends especially friends from overseas to see this unusual miracle.

In Australia, however, my brother Joseph's plant blooms numerous flowers often. May be that is why I am enjoying my holiday in the land of the rich and famous.

4 comments:

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Your brother is definitely full of luck!!

Luck to you too!!

yes I remember the party to see the giant blooms. Only the rich and famous were invited too...And they became richer and more famous???

Jama said...

I remembered staying up late to watch this flower bloom, when I was a child living in a kampung. Some of the neighours stayed up too.
One of my neighbour have this plant and I saw 2 flower pods ready to bloom but I didn't stayed up to watch, by morning I saw they shrivel and almost dried.

David Chin said...

I believe in Miri we know this flower as bunga Rajah.

diane said...

I have seen this flower at a friends house one night when we were there for dinner. It is so unusual.