I asked the owner to give me one of the leaves.
More than five years ago I found a leaf in a variety goods shop.
The shop keeper told me that the leaf came from Ogasawara Islands (Bonin Islands) that consists of main four islands called Iwo island ( it became known as the movie "Letters from Iwo jima"), Nishi-no-island, Father island, and Mother island, which are located southern area .
She told me the name as well. It was Mother leaf.
I bought it (100yen per a leaf), and put it on water in a small tray as the shop keeper told me.
About one week later it started to have some thin roots like this photo shows.
And about another week later some baby leaves turned out at the edge of the Mother leaf.
The baby leaves and the roots grow fast, and the mother leaf will start to decade soon.
Before, when I bought the leaf and raised a baby leaf to a plant with a stem,(actually the baby leaf came to have some mother leaves on the stem), I failed to keep it during cold season. The plant seemed to be a sort of tropical one.
This time I'd like to raise it again and maintain the plant carefully during this winter.
|I happened to see the plant in a cafe, so I revisited there with a camera.|
They say there are many trees
with many Mother leaves
and it let me imagine the deep verdure
on Father island, on Mother island haricot