My 'Little Bird' StorySaturday, September 05, 2009
This is a new plant that is quite popular here of late and a number of nurseries have this Little Bird Plant in their stock nowadays. The plant has flowers that take the shape of a 'little bird'. If you observe closely, it does look like a 'little bird' perched among the bracts.
At a wet market, while I was admiring the plant (that was selling for a hefty RM90!), a passer-by asked how long would the flower last. When the retailer said that it will last quite long, he jested, "What if the 'little bird' flies away?"
Upon checking, this plant is also commonly known as Tall Slipper Plant.
Shhh... quiet, else those little birds might fly away :-D