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A rare blossom

Staff Reporter

Brahmi Kamalam reportedly grows only in the Himalayas and bears flowers once in a year



PATIENCE PAYS: Bindu Devi with the Brahmi Kamalam plant at her residence.

HYDERABAD: It is a rare bloom at a Kondapur residence in the city. Brahmi Kamalam, a plant that is unusual and found rarely has now made its appearance in Hyderabad, thanks to the efforts of M. Bindu Devi in raising the plant; it now bears a flower that is even odd.

Claiming that the plant grows only in Himalayas and bears flowers only once in a year, Ms. Bindu, a third-year pharmacy student at a private college in the city, says it is even tough to find the seed of the plant. It grows to a small size and leaves come from the lamina of a fully-grown leaf.

"My aunt brought it for me from North India a couple of years ago. It has been tough for me to safeguard the plant. The striking aspect about this plant is that the flowers blossom after 15 days of bud formation and that too after sunset in the month of August," she explains.

In what was a strenuous two years of maintenance for Ms. Bindu, who loves gardening, the plant is now bearing seven white flowers that appeal to the eye.

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