Aranmula: A flower causes visitors to crowd at the Mural's residence on the Vanchitra-Aranmula route. Murals gained enormous appeal thanks to the "Red Jade Vine," a rare flower found in Kerala. The sole purpose of the tourists is to view the red jade vine and take pictures. The murals, which are a botanical paradise, underwent a complete transformation thanks to this magnificent flower.
Suresh Muthukulam, head muralist of Aranmula Vastuvidya Gurukulam, and his wife Sonam Pedon had no idea what the plant was or what the blossoms would look like when they bought the seedling from Mysore. To allow the plants to spread out, "pandals" are constructed using upright poles.
A bunch consists of about 50 flowers. Even though red jade vines grow in our climate, it’s very rare to see these flowers. The plant is widely known as the ‘Flame of Forest’ as it resembles fire flames. Suresh Muthukulam says that people are amused by seeing the flowers as some collect them while some take a smell. Some people want the stem of the plant. Rad jade vines are popularly seen in the South Pacific and Philippine regions.
The 10-cent house was constructed in 2008 by Suresh Muthukulam. It is home to some of Kerala's rarest plants and flowers, and even the fences are covered in vegetation. Most tourists are drawn to the growing plants because they even encroach the windows of the house. Sonam Pedon created the plants' designs.
During the 2018 flood, the ground floor of the house was completely drowned. The destruction of the plants was their worst loss as a result of the flood. Following it, exotic flowers like red jade vines came to the spot.