Sunday, March 8, 2009

Growing Arrowhead for Chinese New Year

All these photos taken during Chinese New Year. I have actually forgotten about them...lol.

These are arrowhead plants which are grown for chinese new year. Need to change water regularly so as not to breed mosquitoes.

It took about one month for them to grow to this height. It's attractive, jade green arrow-shaped leaves point skywards and to the Chinese, this is an auspicious sign as it signifies continuous improvement . To read more about this you can read from the source in here.

Marbles or pebbles are added so that the plant will be stablised and not fall off.

Do you remember my previous post on this cactus plant? Well, it had given birth to more baby cactus...lol. You might want to see my previous photo of the pair of cactus in here.

10 comments:

The Kin'Xp said...
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GMG said...

Hi Alice!
Sorry I couldn’t visit you for the last weeks! I’m trying to catch-up and see the wonders you have around!
Wow, they grow!!
The pink post is amazing, but the lightning must have been scary!! So what happened to the Merlion, got a strike?

Meanwhile, the last of the beautiful Forts in Jaipur waits you and your comments at Blogtrotter: – The Nahargarh Fort! Enjoy and have a great week!

Anya said...

The pictures are beautiful :))))
Plants are always nice in the house!!
I collect cactus.... LOL

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Really, just water? Amazing how they can grow that way. Nice touch with the colorful pebbles :-). Aaaaawwww I wish I can find arrow heads here so I can try that one too. This really caught my interest.

the donG said...

never heard of it before. what's unique is that it's connected to the new year.

the donG said...

never heard of it before. what's unique is that it's connected to your new year.

Lawstude said...

I used to have cactus about five years ago but sadly, they have not survived the weather in my town. I am just so delighted to see offspring of these cactus in your garden.

Have a nice week ahead alice.

Photo Cache said...

I didn't know that plant is called arrowhead. Thanks for the info.

Anya said...

Thank you for visiting my cat fun blog, you are welkom (@^.^@)

Lara said...

it's never too late to post beautiful photos!