Communication without words

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.



4 Comments on “Communication without words”

  1. joy
    June 16, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    should be happy now

  2. Meriel
    June 16, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    Matthew Jebb, director of the Glasnevin Botanic gardens, as I’m sure you know, gave a wonderful lecture a few years ago about the same thing. In particular, how plants move to where they want to get to! It was aimed at a non botanical crowd.

    • thebikinggardener
      June 16, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

      Well I think this one wanted to get off my windowsill – not sure where it was heading! Thank you for a lovely wecome when I came to see your garden – it was a lovely afternoon and your garden is magical 🙂

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