Rare Amazonian cactus set to flower for first time ever in UK

A super-rare cactus is set to flower for what is thought to be the first time in the UK - for 12 hours only.

The tropical Moonflower, or Selenicereus wittii, is usually exclusive to the floodplain rainforests of the Amazon Basin in South America.

However, Cambridge University Botanical Garden has been home to one of these rare and exotic cactus plants since 2015.

Credit: SWNS