Monday, 15 June 2015


When I accompanied my aunt Linda to look for orchids at the nursery, I saw quite a number of pitcher plants. Now these plants are deemed very auspicious. Why? Read on ...The Chinese refer to the pitcher plant as "", which literally translates into "pig cage plant". This name is derived from the resemblance of the shape of the pitchers that occur at the tip of each leaf to the bamboo cages used to transport pigs in the olden days. As with many Lunar New Year plants, what makes a plant popular during the festive season would very much depend on whether it has any auspicious symbolic meanings associated with it. In the case of the pitcher plant, with a little bit of creativity, one can imagine that the pitchers attract and accumulate all the good luck and fortune that the Year of the Golden Boar brings. The more pitchers a plant has, the more luck and fortune you are likely to accumulate!LINK

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