To know how to persist in one's effort.

Soft, erect or drooping, axillary or terminal catkins of various sizes, in shades of red, pink or green; borne on a shrub with striking, often multicoloured leaves.

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Attempt towards Continuity
Vigorous and repeated but not lasting.

Acalypha wilkesiana
Jacobs-coat, Copperleaf, Fire-dragon
Short pale green catkins tinged with red; borne in pairs or small clusters from the leaf axils. A shrub with somewhat drooping green oblong leaves with irregularly cut white margins.

Vital Continuity

Rich, abundant, persistent.

Acalypha wilkesiana
Jacobs-coat, Copperleaf, Fire-dragon
A shrub with partly curled multicoloured leaves in shades of green, yellow green and pink with pink veins.

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Physical continuity

Prolongs and prolongs itself and never comes to an end.

Acalypha hispida
Chenille plant, Red-hot cattail, Red cattail, Foxtail
Very long soft dense pendant red or purple catkins borne singly from the leaf axils. A shrub with medium to large broad green leaves.

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Material Continuity
Powerful, enduring, solid.

Acalypha wilkesiana
Jacob’s coat, Fire dragon
Long thin hard erect dull red catkins. A shrub having large russet leaves with pink patches.

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Power of Perseverance (Continued perseverance and action)
The perseverance that overcomes all obstacles.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
Large single orange to red orange flower often tinged rose at the edges of the smooth or slightly crinkled petals and a deep red centre

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