I love flowers! I love roses, lilies, orchids and daisies. Now I have grown an interest in another type of flower.
Have you seen an Emperor plant before? I have and the first time I saw it, I was fascinated by its big white bud.
My mum has a pot and it was growing “fruitfully” every year with its majestic flowers. 9 flowers grown out from the leaves last Saturday. I remember to take some photographs of the flower buds when I was there. Sorry, I didn’t stay overnight to watch the buds open up. The next day, the flowers die off. I remember my mum said when she was young, she and few aunties and uncles will stay outdoor surrounding the plant to watch the buds bloom and die off in a matter of minutes!!
It is a myth (or belief) that Emperor plant bring good luck to the growers. So the more flowers it has the prosperous you are!! It is also to show whether you have green fingers (hands?) because it is not easy to grow it. As for me, I dont have green fingers, so I prefer to enjoy looking at my mum's flower garden rather than growing one! ;p I said I love flowers right, that does not mean I love to grow them! LOL.