Welcome to my ecological garden in the tropics. Hope you find peace and tranquility here.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Hide and Seek Plants
Since I live in the tropics, there are flowers through the year. But some of the flowers like their winter rest. The Resurrection Plant(top) is one of them. It goes to sleep during winter and hides itself so effectively that you have to mark the pot to know where it is. It miraculously comes back to life in summer.
The beautiful Evening Bells, Chrysothemis pulchella is another plant which plays hide -and- seek. It has already started to pack up, although 'winter' starts here in November.
The Gloxinia(below) is another plant which goes into hiding once the blooming is over. Mine are blooming happily now.
Gloxinia and Chrysothemis belong to the Gesneriaceae family, while the Resurrection Plant is a ginger.