For this week’s Six on Saturday, I have focused on a selection of ‘quirky’ plants. Yes, I am running a little close to the wire timewise as I decided to wait to include pictures of the glorious Epiphyllum Oxypetalum (Queen Of The Night) which only flowers in the dark. Each sweet-scented bloom only lasting one night.
1. Dracaena Draco (Dragon Tree)
I think we have been overwatering this plant hence why the leaves have turned yellow! I can’t remember seeing flowers and then berries on it before, so it must be reasonably happy.
2. Sago palm(Cycas revolta)
We planted this Sago Palm about thirteen years ago.
3. Epiphyllum Oxypetalum (Queen Of The Night)
I think it will flower tonight!
I have just taken another picture. I must set a timer to remind me to tak a look once it gets dark.
4. Pachypodium Saundersii (Kudu Lily)
I bought this on a whim because it was ‘Quirky’. It had no identification label so I had no idea what I was buying. I took fright when it lost ALL its leaves during the winter but come spring they sprouted again.
It has never flowered but according to Wiki
It is usually a small, shrubby bush, but can grow up to 1.5m tall. The plant is covered in paired, sharp thorns, and dark green shiny leaves, and it flowers annually producing masses of white flowers that have a pinkish/purplish tinge to them.
5. Pachypodium Lamerei (madagascar palm)
This is still my favourite plant.
She has grown SO big. She is over 4ft tall!
I still remember when I first got it and I named her Madge. she was so tiny!
Comparing the two pictures, I’ve just realised Madge has also lost some of the kink in her trunk!
6. Beaucarnea Recurvata (The Elephant’s Foot or Ponytail Palm)
I think our plant will take a lifetime to grow to this size!
I hope you have enjoyed my selection of quirky plants.
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