June 07, 2023

Earring Flower / Refrigerator Art

binomial #020_
i recently received some Caralluma stalagmifera seeds as a gift. You might say, "I bet this plant bears stalagmites!" But what is a stalagmite?
According to the infinitely useful Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names by Urs Eggli & Leonard E. Newton, "stalagmifer" means...
Cute earrings, Caralluma! Now we just need to sprout you...

-----> bye!