Pink flowers in bunches; Jerusalem Christmas tree blooms in high range attracting viewers
Idukki: Offering a visual treat on Christmas day, Jerusalem Christmas tree bloomed in high range here. The foreign plant on the compound of Nedumkandam Ponnamala native Rosamma was in full bloom.
This plant is commonly found in Jerusalem and it normally blooms during Christmas season. With this, it was named Jerusalem Christmas tree. Rosamma brought the Jerusalem Christmas tree sapling from Bengaluru years ago.
The flowers of Jerusalem Christmas tree are pink in colour and they emerge in bunches hanging down from the stem. As the weather turns colder, the buds begin to bloom announcing the arrival of Christmas.
The flowers of Jerusalem Christmas tree are full of nectar and many bees and flies are seen around the tree after blooming. The flowers remain on the plant for about a month and then wither gradually after the season comes to an end.