The first time I met Silver-edged Hanging Orchid was to visit an old classmate.
A pot of silver-rimmed hanging orchids in the corner of the desk bookshelf is cascading down like a waterfall, splashing a green wave. It is like discovering an oasis in the desert and looking at the lights on the Yangtze River in the night voyage. It is really unexpected that on the neat and dull word plate, in a lead-gray bleakness, there will be such a beautiful silver-edged hanging orchid, creating a flow, a flow, a unique romantic mood.
The silver-rimmed leaves are pale green, with narrow silver edges, interspersed with dark green, silvery-white stripes; or white wide green narrow or white more green less, or intermittent or intermittent; Sometimes white with green, sometimes green in the middle. There is no similarity, unevenness, dashing. The stripes on the leaves are like the flying white of Chinese paintings and calligraphy, I don’t know if it is the silver-edged hanging orchid that inspired Chinese painting and calligraphy? Or is it a Chinese calligraphy painting a little silver-edged hanging orchid spirit rhino?
At first glance at the silver-edged hanging orchid, I thought it was the kind of artificial flower in the handicraft, and after carefully stroking the leaves, looking at the thin veins on the leaf and the white hairy hairs on the leaf, I believed that it was artificially cultivated.
“This hanging orchid is really something special, it looks like a fake flower at first glance, but it’s actually real, it’s quite interesting!” I said as I looked at each other.
“Not only do you think it’s fake, it’s really deceived many people’s eyes!” Old classmate said to me.
“Fooled many people’s eyes!” My heart couldn’t help but sink.
I can’t help but think of the phrase in “Dream of Red Mansions”: “True when it is true”.
The old classmate saw that I was very interested in the silver-rimmed hanging orchid, so he said cheerfully: “If you like it, pinch one down, stick it in the pot for a few days and take root.” ”
“Great!” While thanking me, I carefully pinched a piece of silver-rimmed hanging orchid, wrapped it in paper, and carefully brought it home.
I inserted the silver-rimmed orchid in the basin, and it didn’t wilt at all, and it quickly took root. But half a month, its roots grew new green shoots, and the old branches also grew more than an inch, and I looked at it from time to time, expecting it to be like a flower in a stunt shot, and instantly rushed down from the basin like a waterfall…
The miracle finally happened, and my pot of silver-rimmed hanging orchids finally rushed into a green waterfall, but not instantaneously, but after a long summer.
Now this pot of hanging orchids is next to my computer.