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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Dance of the Pink Fairy

Lovely Fairy of the pink dress,
dance upon the ring of wreath,

Glow and Shine...
Fly and Dance...
Pink-a-fairy, Ting-a-berry,

Dance with Joy,
Tip' toe with charm
and sprinkled some fairy dust
as she sings..

A morning she flies...
with her wand held high..
A flower bud she came by..
and I heard her sigh..

" Periwinkle, periwinkle...
Wink, wink, wink..
Periwinkle, periwinkle..
Bloom, bloom, bloom...

This plant is known as Madagascar Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)
which is different from common periwinkle.
Other common names: Cape Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle, Rosy Periwinkle, and "Old-maid".
When lacking water, the leaves with start to wither (top view) but the flower seemed to stay fresh.
Tips to care for this plant:
1) Prefers full sun or partial shade.
2) Best to propogate this plant using seeds.
Madagascar periwinkle is poisonous if ingested or smoked. It has caused poisoning in grazing animals

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