It has been 7 years.
It first bloomed in January, 2009 and again in May that same year and June as well but after the last time a year later in June, 2010, it never did bloom again.
It was my missus who planted it…in the ground and it grew well at the time. There was only a little bit of what was left of the dwindling, struggling-to-survive old plant when she transplanted it in a big pot and since I took up gardening, I have been able to take good care of it – all the weeding, replenishing the soil, adding the fertilisers and of course, the daily watering and eventually, it started looking a whole lot better again…
In one moment of carelessness as I was watering the plants in my garden one morning, I caused some damage to this leaf…
…when it got caught in the hose I was using. It did not wither away and die though – obviously, this plant is a very sturdy one that can survive even in adverse conditions.
For one thing, that leaf did not look so nice and I was thinking of trimming it and throwing it away and thankfully, I never did that for out of that one leaf, I spotted these…
…and they grew and grew…
…and last Saturday, it sure looked like it was going to bloom…
…that night and it did…
…two blooms only on the 14th of January, 2017…
I have no idea whether there will be any more after this and one thing’s for sure, I most certainly hope so. Let’s just wait and see…
19 thoughts on “7 years…”
I think this is beautiful, and quite unique!
Yes, the blooms are big too, very nice but they bloom for just one night only, will start to droop at sunrise and gradually wither away. 😦
My mum had it but I remember it bloomed once. It is a good luck plant so if it blooms, it brings good luck to your household.
Yes, so I’ve heard. We are already blessed in so many ways, for that, we are indeed most thankful…and hopefully, the coming year will be just as good if not better.
Amazingly, the flowers sprout out from the side of the leaf. Is this what people called bunga raja. Heard that it has a fragrance smell when it blooms fully. Yes, I remember the leaves that we used to keep in between our books to let the roots grows out from the side. I did that last time. Good luck to you.
That’s what my missus says people call it. I dunno, never seen it before we had a plant of our own. Very fragrant when it blooms and in the middle of the night, with a gentle light breeze – feels kinda eerie. 😛 Thank you.
Wow! Worth the wait!
Definitely! I do wish it would not wither away in the morning light though.
So beautiful, the flower…
Yes, can plant in pot…so you can try growing one too. 😉
Beautiful flowers. I do remember children keeping leaves in books, as you’ve mentioned; am not sure whether it was a particular kind of leaf.
Yes, only one type, thick and succulent. Don’t see that anymore these days, of course…or maybe I have not been looking.
They sure took a long time to bloom again. Interesting that the flower stalks developed from the leaf. I have seen this flower once while passing by a neighbor’s house.
In broad daylight? Normally, they would close when morning comes and wither and die, a one night stand. 😦
I have not seen this plant since I was a kid. It flowered regularly at my mother’s friend’s house. Does it have a sweet scent?
Yes, very fragrant. Regularly? Wowwww!!!! If what they say is true, your mother’s friend must be real lucky.
What an interesting flower… and so beautiful too!
Yes. I wish there were more than just two., Next time, hopefully!
that’s some really beautiful flowers!
Very very nice, indeed!
Did you burst into tears?
No. In fact, I was quite annoyed that it did not wait till midnight, Chinese New Year’s Eve. Bloomed way too soon.
This uncle is very hard to please.
They say big windfall mah if it blooms round Chinese New Year. So early, no hope liao. 😦
But will we have to wait another seven years??? 😀
I haven’t the slightest idea.
Wow you really have that green finger.
BTW Happy New Year to you and your family!
Thank you, and the same to you and yours.
So pretty! New year blooms.
A bit too early…unfortunately. 😦
Wow!! Its so pretty. A very rare bloom.
The good news is I think I spotted two new buds but still very small – not going to bloom just yet, maybe after Chap Goh Meh.
I’ve heard of these lovely flowers and the blooms are always excellent to see! I’m so glad you didn’t cut the leaf of, toof 🙂
It’s nice to see your link this week at ‘My Corner of the World’!
My pleasure to be a part of it all.
Too bad the flowers only lasted for one night and would have withered away when morning came – they were so beautiful!