One Pretty ShrubSaturday, October 31, 2009
Here is one shrub that loves the sun very much and dislikes any fertiliser. Once when I applied some fertiliser, almost all its leaves fell off. But I am not sure if you have the same experience though.
The young leaves are pink and white and when they grow older, they turn green and white. It is a slow growing plant for me as this little shrub has been in my garden for about two years already. The height of the plant has just increased by about six inches.
Pithecellobium Dulce Variegated is the botanic name. The plant is very easy to care for. Just give the plant enough water will do. But as you can see from the pic below, the plant tends to grow in different directions, mostly towards the sides rather than upwards. Once in a while I will trim the plant to maintain its shape.
Due to its mix of pink, white and green little leaves, the plant is always looking pretty in the garden and makes very good compliment to my other red and green leaf plants. It's really a nice plant to have :-)