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Thursday, July 21, 2011

RICE PAPER PLANT


I love this plant, the lady that gave it to me called it rice paper plant. It is so exotic looking and the leaves get huge by the end of summer. I have it around my goldfish pond.It dies to the ground in winter, but always comes back the next spring. My grandson likes to break off a stem and use it for an umbrella-they get that big!

The leaves are so velvetty and soft, and are beautiful in a tall clear glass vase. I am  joining in Cottage Flora Thursday at http://www.fishtailcottage.blogspot.com and Fertilizer Friday at http://www.tootsietime.blogspot.com

13 comments:

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a gorgeous post! Love those greens here! Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

It is so fabulous and beautiful. Using a leaf as an umbrella must be so much fun for your grandson!

Hope you're having a good week.

Hugs,
Marie

Sunray Gardens said...

That is very exotic looking, like it belongs in a jungle. Like it.
Cher Sunray Gardens

rosesandgargoyles said...

Have always thought Rice Paper Plants were cool looking. Yours looks great!
Jeanni

Dorothy said...

This plant reminds me of the Castor Bean plant. It's very tropical looking!

bj said...

This is a great looking plant. Our here, where all of our plants and flowers are dying for lack of heavenly water, ANYthing GREEN looks amazing to me. :))
Bet it's so cute when your grandboy has his green umbrella...:))

The Japanese Redneck said...

That would be a good leaf to do a concrete leaf from.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Those are neat, you need to make a concrete leaf from one.

Lady Di Tn said...

How very beautiful. Peace

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing over here at Cottage Flora Thursdays this week! What a fabulous (& unique plant) xoxo, tracie

Anonymous said...

I have never seen this plant before - thanks for sharing! Paula in Idaho
http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/

Bonita Jane said...

Very tropical looking! I love the crane statutes, they look great with the plant. Have a wonderful weekend!

Tootsie said...

I love that umbrella Idea!
I thank you so much for linking in this week. It is an honor to host Friday's Flaunt and meet new friends and visit the regulars (who are like old friends) who share. I am always excited to tour each post and see the different flowers/ projects and garden art that everyone flaunts. It is a pleasure to tour and see all the gorgeous blooms...and I appreciate each and every link and comment! I hope you will link in again soon!
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