Common Names: Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow, morning-noon-and-night, Brazil raintree
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade Family)
The name of this plant is Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, in short, YTT (scientific name: Brunfelsia Pauciflora). Isn't that an interesting name? And isn't it wonderful to have a plant that comes with 3 colours for its blooms?
When the nursery guy told me the name of this plant, I found it funny. He then explained to me that the flowers change colour from purple to pink and lastly white before they wilt. That's why it gets such a unique name. The name and flower also reminds me to treasure every moment of our lives as change is unavoidable! Just like these flowers that keep changing colour!
In my photo above, you can see that my YTT plant coincidentally has all the 3 colours of a YTT. There are many blooms but they don't last very long. Even though YTT likes sun, but due to the recent scorching heat, I have to place it under the shade of the taller plants for fear it will be burnt by the heat.