In my recent post, here I said I had a purple Spathyphyllum. Had that been the case I probably could have expected botanists to traipse up the path to see this amazing new plant.
It is, of course, an Anthurium. Talk about brain fade. And I’d somehow managed to post it upsidebloodydown.
There, that’s better!
The update saddens me. The Dysphania pupa will not be morphing into its moth persona. About half an hour ago I went to check, as I do every day. The leaves were crawling with green ants! I don’t know what happened (this is the first time I’ve noticed ants on the folded-over leaves), but it appears to have been pierced by something. I’m sad.
But perhaps another Four O’Clock Moth will choose to breed on my tree. It’s why I planted it, after all…
Any readers from my home country will be familiar with manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) so you might recognise this cultivar.Its label says it’s “Pink Cascade.” Still manuka to me!