Friday, January 02, 2009

GUESSING GAME

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Another guessing game here. Guess what plant is this? Ok, 2 tips:

Tip #1 : As far as I know (I saw the box it came with), the bulbs are imported from China.
Tip #2 : Not sure why, I only get to see this for sale once a year, yes, for Chinese New Year!

So, any idea?

22 comments:

ganache-ganache said...

Happy New Year !
Think this is either hyacinth or narcissus, do I get a pot if I got it right, hahahaha

UnkaLeong said...

Lily?

Tsukasa said...

Arrow Roots (Nga Ku Peng type I guees ) hehe.. Do fill us with answer Precious Pea ^^

Cokeworld Citizen said...

Yeah i think its arrow roots too. But so huge! haha Come from China wan should be Chi Ku Peng root ady..samo near CNY...How did yours grew so beautifully?

Jun said...

looks like a remote family of the aloe vera, but then again, the question is: issit edible? *grin*

hav a blessed yr ahead my dear friend!! hope to see ya in oz some time this yr ;p

shleesy said...

my guess is "arrow mushroom" or roots depends on the box label (",)

Precious Pea said...

ganache-ganache: Happy New Year to you too! A pot? Hmm...i can send one bulb over but wonder it could survive all the way too KK.

unkaleong, tsukasa, cokeworld, shleesy: Neh...all wrong.

Jun: Happy New Year Babe!!! Yeah..next year i will be counting down in Melbourne oledi. Anyway...to answer your question..hm..that would be tip no.3: NOT EDIBLE!!

Cokeworld Citizen said...

oh then it must be that flower...i dunno what name leh....I think I seen it on tv...it's like those tulip bulbs or sumthing.

terri@adailyobsession said...

me me, let me guess--it's narcissis, a kind of daffodil! it's called sui sen (water fairy) in chinese. my dad used to grow them for cny, but they only flower if weather is cold so u better send it to me bc i can grow it in kundasang:DD. so. like ganache, do i get a pot too??

chenboon said...

should be lily, "pak hap"... is not arrow root, their leaf are different...

I get my house a dozen of "la mei" this year but is not as nice as artificial flower... maybe next year can get a pot of lily.

Happy New Year.

Life for Beginners said...

Hehe, so many guesses so I "guess" I don't try lah hor? :P

Nice way to drum up some anticipation for CNY. Me just want my binsful of bakwa! ;)

Precious Pea said...

cokeworld citizen: Ahhh...been wanting to plant tulips. Next time i must sneak in some tulip bulbs!

terri: YOU ARE GOOD!!! Hahaha...so you mean they don't flower if i keep it outside? Oh dear...ermm..a silly question here...what if i put it in the fridge?

chenboon: So fast decorating for chinese new year oledi? I think i will start buying fresh flowers a few days before CNY.

kenny: Binsful of bakwa?? Share?

Nic (KHKL) said...

can we deep fry it like arrowheads??

HAPPY NEW YEAR, PRECIOUS PEA! ;)

Penang Tua Pui said...

at first i tot is the qi ku root.... hmmm.... now i know...

it is...sui sen (water fairy)..

learn something today....

mimid3vils said...

Arrow Head a.k.a nga gu ?

terri@adailyobsession said...

no sunlight in the fridge so plant can't make food (photosynthesis) n will die. Best to keep it in a lighted but not direct sun area tt's cool (tt sounds like mebourne) n add ice cold water OFTEN. Frankly, it's best to buy a plant tt has already got buds. u can tell when the middle portion is thick and swollen.

coffeesncookies said...

It's narcissus. The only narcissus we see is the brand of canned mushrooms other food. look closely, i think you'll see the flower on the can.
available only at cny, it's a good feel to the coming spring or 'chun tien'

fatboybakes said...

i also thought it was arrowroot. ooh, so unique hor.

Precious Pea said...

So many geniuses out there...yes those bulbs are Sui Sin aka Narcissus or Water Fairy (direct Canto translation). I hope it will flower by CNY and will definitely take a pic of it to post it up!

ling239 said...

since u have green fingers, i hope they will bloom ~ ^_^

Happy New Year!! ^O^

Anonymous said...

Waiting to see your plants with flowers soon. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

definitely is "Nga gu"!!! can see the fruit..hehe

 

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