I posted about Parachetus communis earlier this year but then it had a few flowers on the young plants. I split them up and planted them in baskets outside with chlorophytum and the parachetus trailing over the sides. The parachetus grew vigorously, trailing down almost 1m but stubbornly remained green – until a few weeks ago. Buds started pushing out through the foliage and are now opening en masse, creating a really bright display. This is not a great surprise because this plant usually flowers more in autumn and spring but I was delighted to see so many blooms. But because this is not a totally hardy plant I will have to pop them in the greenhouse soon.