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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Blooming Fittonia!


Should I call this my Great Horned Owl??? I had one of these stalks come up about 2 months ago, and since then, a few more have slowly popped out. I count 7 now. The flowers are teeny-tiny, and fall off rather quickly, then you are just left with the stalks! This is the first time one of my Fittonias have bloomed and it is kinda fun to watch!
Update on Dec. 5, 2008...I am entering this photo in a contest over at Life On The Balcony. It is definately my favorite indoor houseplant!

10 comments:

Tootsie said...

hey! woo hoo! it is an amazing feeling when a houseplant blooms!
have you ever seen an aloe bloom? or a howorthia? they are very similar only very skinny!
my fittonia is DEAD....you are so lucky!

oh and by the way,..I thought you were supposed to be relaxing today?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL Plant! I would love to see the little Flowers it creates!

Claude said...

I've always liked fitonia... I used to have one in a terrarium. I'm afraid that's the only way I can keep them alive, they need the extra humidity here. I think I remember you buying that pot a while ago...

Pokeberry Mary said...

Wow. that looks really neat in the owl planter! You sure have a knack for this.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is such a hoot. I have never seen one of these blooming except in a botanical garden.

Pudgeduck said...

LISA is quick! It is such a hoot!!! Really nice!

Teri C said...

This is the perfect vase for this wonderful-looking plant!!

marianne said...

What a cool pot!

Margaret Ann said...

Such a lush healthy bountiful plant....gorgeous! :)

Serena said...

He kinda does look like he's growing horns, doesn't he? lol I don't think I've ever seen one of these in bloom so WOW!