A member of the genus Celosia, it is commonly known as cockscomb, since the flower looks like the head on a rooster/cock !! šŸ™‚

D, our cook, spread the dried remains of this flower onto one of the pots…out of sheer curiosity. For many days nothing happened. Then slowly but surely, lil plants sprouted. Still, we were not sure if it would flower or how long it might take. To our surprise, we did not have to wait for long.

The plant is placed in our sunlit balcony and needs very little .. almost no maintenance, in fact. Except for regular watering. Wilts quickly if not watered even for a day. Other than that its like a gift that keeps on giving!! And I never seem to tire of going click click Ā šŸ™‚

This first pic is of the very first cockscomb that blossomed in our balcony garden.

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Linking this to the 17th round of ABC Wednesdays.

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