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It looks like some insects are also inhabiting the convoluted flowers, i wonder if they are living there as a good hiding place or they get some food from it too!
This one is planted on a plastic pot also near the tomatoes. So when the sun gets too hot, which is everyday from sunrise to sunset, its soil gets very dry and it gets limp and dry. Upon watering in the early evening, they get turgid again but somehow the heavy flowers cannot return sufficiently upright anymore. The combs are also much smaller than the first photo that is planted on the ground. Can you see the small baby praying mantis underneath the bent comb above? It is also hiding from the extreme heat of the sun, although i shot this early in the morning before 7am. Praying mantis are territorial, so it will not leave until the combs die.