Plants do not need words to communicate. They can tell us what they want in other ways – like this Sanseveria cylindrica. It was another IKEA buy – one of those silly little plants in a 5cm pot with a single line of tiny leaves in a row looking like a green ‘Mohican’ (you can still see the original leaves in the photo). As it grew, the new leaves appeared in all sorts of places around the pot and last spring it was repotted. But over the past few weeks it has gradually been raising itseld out of the pot. I think it was telling me it wanted a bigger home. I took the hint.