At the beginning of April, whilst walking on DD & WGuys property in order to take some photo's for them, I came across a tumbleweed.Then, shortly afterwards, I encountered a bit of synchronicity.
|Tumbleweed - the dried flower head|
of the Malgas Lily
|Image source: http://www.plantzafrica.com/|
Well, I picked up the dried tumbleweed type flower head and left it in a box in the kitchen. Last week when we returned to the farm I noticed that the seeds had burst out of the plant and were growing!
|Malgas lily seeds - growing without any soil|
There were some seeds still on the dried head and they too were bursting forth.
|Seeds growing in the dried seed pod|
However, the patience bit enters the here - for apparently it takes 7 years until the plant produced from the seed will produce a honeysuckle smelling flower...
It's worth it - I can wait :)