So the question is can dead telang come back to life? Check this out..
Left the apartment for 2 weeks Raya holidays and without water the telang plants (I have 3) all just dried up and died. Pruned the long creepers and now it’s a few weeks later. The one above is sad. Still no signs of life.
This one however brings back hope. They do regenerate!
A smaller plant with just one small main branch is also starting to grow leaves!
So the conclusion is 2 out of 3 of the telang plants are coming back to life.
Still won’t give up on this seemingly dead telang. I hope it will come back to life too. After all, my nick name here on this blog is Telang Man ! 🙂
This has been debated enough on Malaysia Gardener FB page and it’s concluded plants outside your compound is public land, hence, officially and legally what is planted out there cannot be claimed as yours. So this post is not about that.
It’s about the mysterious woman who keeps plucking the telang flowers grown just outside my house. Yes we planted it in public land so not claiming ownership. This lady comes almost every morning to pluck the flowers and it’s a mystery what she does with them. Quite improbable that it is for personal use. What do you think?
My aunt manage to talk to her and ask her what she is doing with so much telang flowers. Her answer: it’s for a sick friend.
Interesting! Does anyone know what sickness does the telang cure. So far I know telang is good for the eyes.
Also please don’t misunderstand that I am angry or disapprove of her taking the telang because we have it in abundance and she doesn’t touch the ones nearest to the house. In fact quite the opposite. My aunt found out from her she lives at Batu 5 which means 5 miles out of town. That’s a lot of effort everyday (at least to me) to collect bunga telang!