Once upon a time, there was a stranger that came to the people, and he did bring forth his guitar, and he did rocketh and rolleth that guitar upon the many lands known as, the Western States of the U.S. And upon those lands, there were many fair and giggly ladies whom doth screameth out-loud, for he did rocketh them and rolleth them. And there was much rejoicing in the land, for he was exceedingly fine and had the hips of a graceful stallion, the timeless twinkle of the stars as eyes, and the buttocks of which the world of dreams and happiness was created from.
For many years the stranger wandered, spreading his message of the rock and the roll, but then, a demon came to the stranger, and did curse him with the spell of mortgage, the debt of car, and the age of thirties. The battle did wage on for some time, but the curse did strike the stranger to his core, and he was wounded greatly. The stranger retreated to the land from which he came and the curse took hold. His gorgeous, full and luscious hair began to thin. He began to groan as he arose from a seated position, as his body, which once was fine enough to weaken the Gods, began to stiffen and take upon the shapes of sadness and the firmness of a sissy. The abs which once struck fear into the hearts of man, quickly merged together, and now it doth rolleth and shaketh with despair.
Much sadness came upon the lands, for the hearts of man became cursed with the sounds of false prophets known as the Justin of Beiber, the Cyrus of Miley, and the Taylor of Swift. The lands became ruled by their new queen, the Kim of Kardashian, and the peasants did cringe upon the customs of the new king, who did spread his Yeezy's henceforth and forever and claim himself to be the God of Gods.
But lo, the stranger remains, hidden away in the lands from which he came, creating a green space of sacredness, and rocketh still to this day. 🤪
I got my little hands on a tray of devils ivy this week. All are gone to new places to live.
I get asked from time to time how often to water them. When they literally say “Hey! You there! Water me!”
Ok... not literally
But their leaves droop so they may as well ♀️
Weekend projects got me like . This is the Kmart black wire memo board used as a wall planter. I planned on growing plants in water in the holders so I could change it around easily with new plants but they’re not watertight so have planted in dirt. They hook on and off so can be taken down for easy watering. . #weekendvibes#kmartstyle#kmarthacks#holesinthewall #
Alocasia x "amazonica" ???
I don't have any biology facts today, just an interesting bit of history and taxonomy (The study of naming and classifying species) about this popular Alocasia species that I found after a bit of digging
The species Alocasia longiloba was hybridized with A. sanderiana in an attempt to produce a cultivar of that was more tolerant of lower humidity and shade . This ultimately produced the species we now commonly know as Alocasia x "amazonica" or Alocasia "polly". However, neither of these are actually the correct taxonomic name/classification, it's an invalid name/horticultural name.
First, this species is a strictly south and south-east Asian genus. There is absolutely no connection to the Amazon. Where did the amazonica come from then? Apparently the first nursery this hybrid was crossed in and popularized was called "Amazon Nursery" ♀️.
Secondly, about 60 years before the "first" cross of Alocasia x "amazonica" was produced, a french botanist had actually already published the existence of another hybrid with the same parents. This hybrid was called Alocasia mortefontaine which originates from the place it was first hybridized, the city of Mortefontaine, France
Today, the official name is Alocasia x mortfontanensis, and the authority (Credit for discovering plant first) is André for Éduard François André who first published the hybrid
Took the vastly sought after creme brulee cupcake out it's natural habitat @mollyscupcakes and into my urban jungle. It's so cute seeking refuge next to my spider plant... if only it knew its final destination is right around the corner.