The Gift of a Plant

For my birthday, a friend of mine gave me a houseplant. She knew that I didn’t want to have a pet, but thought I would enjoy having a plant at my Treasure at Tampines condo. A houseplant is much easier to take care of than a regular pet, because you don’t have to walk it or feed it food or take it to a vet. It just sits in the sun and grows. My friend told me that I would really enjoy the plant once it started to bloom. I asked him what kind of plant it was, but he told me that it was a surprise.

I looked at the plant in an attempt to figure out what it was, but I couldn’t tell just by looking at the leaves. I looked online at some photos, but they made me even more confused about the type of plant that it might be. I gave up and decided that I would just wait until the plant bloomed to figure it out. It would be like a gift if I could keep the plant alive until then. I gave it plenty of water, made sure it had enough sunlight, and even talked to the plant, because I heard that doing so would help it grow faster.

After some time of the plant sitting in my condo, it started to bloom some beautiful flowers. Although the flowers looked good, I still didn’t know what kind of plant it was. I asked my friend again, but he wouldn’t tell me what kind of plant it was. Some time passed again, and some figs grew on the plant, which told me what it was. I ate some of the figs and they were great. It was one of the best gifts that I had ever received.


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