The Flower that Blooms Only One Night a Year

Ayako wrote from Japan about a special flower:

"I saw this flower blooming at my mom’s house.  It is in bloom only once in the year in the evening. I’m so lucky!  It is called ‘Gekkabijin’ (月下美人) in Japanese.  ‘Gekkabijin’ means ‘beautiful woman under the moonlight’… and the flower was lit by the full moon on that night!  It was so romantic."


In English, this plant is called Queen of the Night or Night-Blooming Cereus.

Here you can watch a short video of the flower blooming:

Many thanks to Ayako Egawa for sharing her photo of this really special "Gekkabijin" flower!

Mama Lisa

This article was posted on Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 4:24 pm and is filed under Countries & Cultures, Gardens, Japan, Night-Blooming Cereus, USA. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

One Response to “The Flower that Blooms Only One Night a Year”

  1. tresor Says:

    I really appreciated , Ijust stared in admiration for this beautiful flower of the night. all thanks to a special person dear to my heart . Millions of thanks I find that the song just fits

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