Friday, 2 June 2017

Kawaii Cacti and a Prayer Plant

I was watching a YouTube drawing prompt to draw kawaii cacti.  By the time I finished drawing I thought it would be a good idea to get some cacti plants for my kitchen window sill.  I did grow and care for cacti plants when I was a teenager and remembered that they need very little maintenance.  At last I could have a houseplant that would live longer than 5 minutes!

Anyway, once looking at the range of cacti offered at the store I wasn't very inspired or impressed.  I then saw a beautiful orchid but the flowers looked as though they were on their way out and I noticed a strange looking pest on the leaves.  My attention then turned to an interesting patterned leaf on what was called a prayer plant.  At £3.00 it was cheaper than a bunch of flowers so I swooped it off the shelf and returned home pleased with my purchase.

After a little research I found that the plant is a perennial called maranta leucaneura or is it calathea?  More research needed I think! It is called a prayer plant because in the evening and on cloudy days the plants hold their leaves together like hands in prayer.  I am looking forward to seeing this! 

6 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Love your little paintings

Julie xxxxxxxxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh that sounds like rather an amazing plant!!
Love your little cacti drawings. :)
V x

Julia said...

Your cacti made me smile - they're lovely!!

Rosie said...

Good choice, simone. It looks an interesting plant for your windowsill:)

Simone said...

Hi Rosie! It won't go on my windowsill as it likes low levels of light. It will go on the sideboard in my living room. I have yet to see it 'pray' though! :)

Judy Hartman said...

I really love this sketchbook page, Simone. Keep them coming! So sweet! xx