Saturday, May 14, 2011

A little lipstick

I managed to work on indoor tasks all day while the sun shone. When Padme and I finally went out for our walk, it started raining. The camera stayed in the bag. Earlier today, I decided to photograph an indoor plant that just began to flower.

I bought this hanging plant - Aeschynanthus lobbianus - a couple of years ago. It was labeled as "angel plant" and native to southeast Asia. It seems to be very happy in my northeast kitchen window. It has grown to about three feet long.

Last year it had several waxy dark red flowers. Maybe it didn't get enough light or something else. This year, it is very clear why the common name is lipstick plant.

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