Resurrection!Friday, March 04, 2016
Dry and brittle foliage, thus is this Rose of Jericho, also called Resurrection Plant (Selaginella lepidophylla), that I received from a dear friend. After a not-so-brief holiday, this unique plant can certainly motivate me back to do some serious gardening again, yippie!
The dry ball initially looks like a 'dried Chinese noodle' but when sat in a little water, it unfold slowly to form a flat rosette. The packaging says it will turn green and eventually looks like a dwarf conifer. Can't wait for this to happen. Right now is still very much brown.
On another note, the weather report says there will be a shower this week but it has yet happened. Instead it has been really hot. A few plants dried up fast including one of my treasured plant, Azalea. Don't think this plant can bounce back -- a depressing sight to behold :(
Meanwhile, one of my orchids bloomed -- yay! So glad to see this in the midst of the hot weather. The buds took weeks to form and the flowers are really lasting!
The other plant that performed amazingly well is one of my vermillion miniature roses.
Look how small is the plant!
Many of my plants were scorched by the really hot sun. I have been pruning those brown leaves and I spotted a lot more that I have to work on tomorrow. I have also done some compost before I left for my holidays. Anyone has a good compost recipe for composting in pots, please recommend :)
I am missing my Arrowroots (Sagittaria sagittifolia) that has dried up during my absence :( These pretty leaves are gone and now replaced with the Rose of Jericho.
In any case, have a wonderful week :)