Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ngaku (Arrowheads, Duck Potato, Wapato Saggitaria Latifolia) Plant – Nice Chinese New Year Decoration

Before Chinese New Year and After Chinese New Year!
I planted three leftovers ngaku bulbs in the pot where I kept my little Bettas (Siamese fighting fish, Trey Khem) offspring before Chinese New Year. They really grow very fast! Take a look at the picture I took yesterday and the one before Chinese New Year. The arrow head shaped Ngaku (Arrowheads, Duck Potato, Wapato Saggitaria Latifolia) leaves that pointed sky ward looks very green and majestic. Ngaku grows very well if you put it in a pot with stones and flood it with water. I love to watch my little betta fishes (Trey Khem) swimming and playing around the ngaku roots. They seem to enjoy swimming around it very much! So, Ngaku not only makes nice crispy chips when deep fried or as vital ingredients for many Chinese New Year recipes but also as an attractive decorative plants for our house!

16 comments:

Mei Teng said...

Decorative plants indeed! The pot has mushrooms as well :)

Annie Q said...

cool! They grow fast ya?

suituapui said...

Nice! Wah! You're not just into cooking. Gardening too... Gosh! You must have a lot of time! LOL!!!

ladyviral said...

Looks like you having a farm there :P. Organic indeed! hehe!

Mommy Ling said...

Initally i wanted to plant the Ngaku also, but my mom told me not to waste time cos it was 3 days before CNY onie wanted to plant..heheh.

I know it's a nice decorative plant for CNY...next yr la if i remember Ngaku..

manglish said...

waaaaaaaaaaa ur ngaku very healthy haha

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

umihoney said...

green finger ya :)

smallkucing said...

Someone once old me that if the Ngaku Plant grow Big and strong, your year will be very prosperous. Kung hei kung hei, Pete.

Christine said...

interesting Pete, never heard of these. So you slice the bulb of the plant to make the chips?

Pete said...

Mei Teng: The mushroom artificial one lah...ha ha ha!

Annie : Around 2 weeks to be full grown....real fast!

STP : Ngaku very easy to plant. Throw a few into water, hold it with some pebbles....then 2 weeks you will have some nice plants! LOL!

Ladyviral : All the good neutrients from my bettas droppings, ha ha ha!

Mommy Ling : 3 days too short loh, you won't see any leaves yet...1 week ok!

Manglish : Natural 'baja' leh! ha ha!

Anon : Sure!

Umi : Actually this plant real easy to grow....no need watering, LOL!

Smallkucing : Thank you.....tomorrow...I go buy 4D....jackpot now very big leh! LOL!

Christine : Yes, first you remove the skins, slice it up, add some salt and deep fry it....nice CNY chips! Very popular here!

Cheryl said...

Wow, I am amazed by how quickly the plants grow. Very nice.

molly said...

Now I have to find a new home for my NgaKu as they are getting bigger and I also have to get some fish like you to eat the larva in case Aedes visit my home.

Donna said...

i love nga ku!!
nom nom, yummy!
sorry, been busy lately.. so long din comment edi.. T.T

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

foongpc said...

First time seeing ngaku plant! I love eating ngaku, not the cooked ones, but the fried ngaku chips! Haha!

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