I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that my parents are avid gardeners, particularly my mom. She can spend all day, every day, all summer long working in the garden, and she has the gardens to prove it. Growing up our home was always full of houseplants as well, many of the interesting tropical varieties. I was visiting my mom last week and noticed that her big elephant ear houseplant is blooming.
It’s a HUGE plant, taking up an entire corner in the dining room. My nieces and nephews love it, and it’s been the inspiration for a number of drawings I’ve seen them make. It is a really lovely plant, not your typical houseplant, but right at home in my mom’s house with rather tall ceilings. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of these in anyone else’s home.
She has a sucker from it that she’s going to give me, it should do well in my house because these plants can take the low light. I’m just hoping it doesn’t get to big because my home is a lot smaller than my mom’s. I do love have interesting plants indoors, they cure the winter doldrums especially this time of year when I’m just itching to get outside and can’t
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