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Friday, February 10, 2012

Japanese Bamboo Flowers



I've always wondered why they call Japanese Bamboo... Japanese Bamboo. They don't look Japanese to me. They're messy and have thick leaves that look not at all refined. Well, now I know why they're called Japanese Bamboo. It's because their flowers look like origami.

The flowers seem to bloom at night. They look like sprays of fireworks against the dark green foliage. In the day time, they retire into buds and look very non-descript. I can't believe my Japanese Bamboo flowered. I think few people have had this happen to them.

11 comments:

Theanne said...

The photo is beautiful...I hope your Japanese Bamboo will flower, it is very delicate and ethereal!

I hope you received my thank you for the beautiful bamboo painting you sent to me!

petunialee said...

Theanne - I did! I did!

Blur Ting said...

Yup, doesn't happen often with such plants. A good omen!

petunialee said...

Ting - Yup! Need to go queue at the lottery. Maybe will strike big.

petunialee said...

Theanne - My Japanese Bamboo DID flower. The picture I took was my bamboo.

Wen-ai said...

Wah.. congrats to the flowers! Huat ah! *hahaha*

The Sage Butterfly said...

So pretty! I like the delicate look of those blooms.

petunialee said...

Butterfly - Thanks for coming by.

My Sinfonia said...

is it a good luck thing for bamboo to flower or just jap bamboo? i was surprised when my bamboo flowered. never knew they had flowers.

petunialee said...

Sinfonia - I have no clue... I read somewhere that once a bamboo flowers the whole clump will die. I'm waiting to see what'll happen to mine! *Fingers crossed*

Malar said...

Bamboo do flowers? I never seen one! Your look so pretty!