Striking PlantsSunday, April 01, 2012
Some plants are just shouting for attention...
Here is a rare occasion that I see the 'true colours' of my Kaempferia pulchra. The leaves are usually just green due to the not so ideal condition that my garden has. But this time round... one fancy leaf (yay!) appeared in one pot and in the pot that I have in another location.
My Plumeria has been without any leaves for quite some time. Now, it has grown some leaves (finally!). The three branches flourished after the plant flowered for the first time.
Below the Plumeria in another pot, a self-sown dwarf Ruellia in bloom...
Though I have chopped the small patch of Arundina plants, down to about 20 cm high only, it surprised me the next morning with a plump Arundina flower. It's probably the shortest Arundina plant in the pot ;-)
Behind the Arundina is the Eggplant and Lemon Basil bush. I have been pruning the Lemon Basil flowers as and when I spot them forming. As for the Eggplant, it just left a few branches on the shrub.
Though this Neoregelia 'Tangerine' blushes in a deeper shade this time, the plant has not turned all red like it used to be. The top leaves were really strikingly red when I purchased the plant two years ago. Also I have not noticed any pup from this plant yet. Have you grown this plant before?
Black Bat Flower is an astonishing plant. Its 'whiskers' are long and graceful... a plant that will not go unnoticed in my garden :-D
My cacti (the one below and the tallest one in last pic) have been pretty happy but I wonder if they can be pruned.
Have you pruned such cactus before?