This plant was prepared from a cutting 27 years ago for Cassandra by her grandmother. Since then it has survived several mishaps. It’s had someone fall on it (breaking some of the branches), left out too late in the fall & been frostbitten twice and vandalized by cutting and apparent poisoning (what’s with that).
The plant has survived all of this and has scrawny branches sparsely populated by leaves and puts out the most beautiful flowers. The flowers don’t last long. This picture was taken yesterday for today’s image since, as I suspected, it had started to wither by today.