I have a few caladiums now in our garden, nothing is bought but accumulation from a lot of sources. Even if they become dormant during our dry season, I always love them during the rainy months. They always provide beautiful cheerful colors, most specially when all the plants are left on their own. They might not be considered resurrection plants, but for me they are so! Their leaves will just wilt without fanfare, and will show up again coming rainy months.
But this year, they are subjected to total in-human, or shall i say, in-caladium treatment! Last time I posted the remnants of another variety as an art, this time I am not happy with the artists anymore.
a newly emerging variety in our garden, only two leaves have emerged
Above is a very lively, beautiful growth. Despite its slow growth, the outcome is wonderful. I wait for two weeks before a leaf completely unfolds, and the above show is already more than 3 months old, with only four leaves produced. Wait till you see what is below!
Only skeletons like this leaf is left on the younger leaves after 2 nights and 1 day. They really had a feast, and they feasted with abandon. Actually, i didn't get them out after one night to let them finish the whole leaves off. They don't look nice anymore, so i just let them to their hearts' content. I hope they get to be a wonderful, fat, big moth. And i further hope, they will show their gratitude by letting me see them before flying away. I actually haven't seen them as adults.
Another incident is about our Cassia alata. This are the eggs i found three weeks ago. I actually loved the shadow these butterfly eggs created on that cassia leaf.
A few larvae are still left, not yet pupated. The pupa at right seem to show the design of the adult butterfly it will become. I can see the two dots and some margin for the wings. They are the small yellow maybe Eurema butterflies.
I am not so happy with their deeds, but am happy too that a lot of biodiversity are thriving and coexisting in our property. I am happy for them, because that just means our environment is still healthy for humans!