Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Jellicious Growth of Friendship

Defying the common Botany books that say that ‘a plant needs the right blend of sunlight, water and air in order to grow’; I now hereby declare that a plant needs jellies and water to grow.

Yes jellies.

The main necessity for a special sprout called “Magic Jelly Plant”.

When my friend left for Singapore, she gave me this token to serve as the symbol of our friendship. It’s not just a mere souvenir, but a token that requires care and attention. Like friendship that needs time and effort in order to flourish, this jelly plant needs to be taken care of in order to grow.

Magic jelly is a ‘soil and water’ substitute for indoor plants, It has a capacity to absorb water and release water. Being non toxic and translucent, it can prove to be a great home décor. It is made up of water-absorbing polymer that expands over 400% - such a great way to reduce watering and irrigation frequency for houseplants by providing a reserve supply. Caring for it requires minimal effort. You just have to wash the jellies every 3 to 4 days (ensuring plant has proper moisture) and that’s it.

Even if I won’t be able to beat Jack and his beanstalk, I’m still determined to grow my pink jelly plant and the memories attached to it.

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