The most attractive and wonderful feature to me: its flowers.
I can honestly say, these are some of the most glorious flowers to look at up close. Even in their clusters, they dumfound you - when you least expect this common houseplant to produce anything, all of a sudden clusters of wonderful flowers begin to unfurl.
From clustered buds...
... to unfolding little stars - they are delightful to me.
|Depending on its exposure and watering, flowering can last up to a month or two.|
Take a closer look at these waxy flower buds:
|Beautiful as they are, they hold inside another design marvel...|
|Through 5 segmented star shaped, pubescent flaps, they urfurl to reveal another waxy star shape within. No bigger than a nickel coin, they are so beautiful and delicate.|
|Thick, waxy leaves are quite resistant in my experience to pests. They can become chlorotic (yellow) without enough food. But easily remedied. The plant is easily propagated by stem cuttings and easily roots.|
|Try growing one for yourself in the house!|