For this week’s photo challenge, WP demands, “Show us your curves! In an effort to keep the challenge “clean” and give you a rare glimpse inside smallhouse, I present to you the perfect curvy subject:
The plant above is a Madagascar Dragon Tree, aka Dracena Marginata. Although mine is solid green, varieties with pink/white/red stripes are also available. As you can see, 4 slim stems curve upward from a central trunk, winding this-way-and-that as the plant matures. This amazing indoor specimen thrives in low light environments! 4yrs ago, I placed it dead center in my open floor plan house, and it still looks as heathy as the first day.
Now let’s adjourn to the garden, for a different set of curves:
A week ago, this croton aka Codiaeum Varieagatum was a mere tip cutting, a rootless “stick” with the tiniest hint of budding at the very top. Through the miracles of copious rain and good potting soil, fresh leaves are now curving and curling nicely!
Crotons are bio-genetically unstable with an ability to “sport.” In layman’s terms, this means they often mutate and produce offspring that look nothing like themselves. Judging from what I’ve seen so far, my new little croton will be much like the Ram’s Horn variety from which it came:
Now that’s what I call lots and lots of curves!!!
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Until next time….