We moved to our house three years ago. That is how long I had this potted plant. It was a gift from my good friends, who came down from NYC to help me decorate the house. When they got me the plant, I figure it was green, and my main concern was not to kill it.
Because, green thumb I have not. Any plant that survivies around me, its a weed - trust me on this.
When they gave me the “Green” plant (as Tom and I called it) we had not a clue of what type of plant it was, simply that it was some type of hedge plant, it was green, pointy and I had no hope for it.
I gave it 2 weeks - tops.
It lasted 3 years. There, it sat on our front porch, always green, never dying, I water it when I remember, moved it around a couple of times, cut the dry pointy ends, when I remembered, and there it stood - always green and pretty boring.
So, a couple of week ago, when Tom came into the house and said “Hey, have you seen the green plant? Its full of buds?”
I was like “What bud?, We don’t have any flowers plant outside”
Tom: “Well you better go look, because the green plant is full of flower buds - something is going to spring up”
And boy did something did.
Behold my boring green plant!
And for the next 3 weeks, it did not stop blooming! The funny party? The flower only lasted 2 days, tops. It would spring up in all it’s glory, and then by day two, it was gone, in it’s place another bulb.
During it exotic blooming period, it made Tom and I happy.
I now take care of that plant like nobody business.