Portrait of an Old Plant
Unfortunately I don’t have green fingers. My plants normally die within a few months in my care. This fellow, however, has been with me since 2005. It barely survived my one-year leave of absence abroad, but it came to life again and keeps on growing. It has become a dear friend.
Had this image been in colour, you would have seen that the bottom leaves are more yellow than green; it’s not a very decorative plant anymore, but I think that such a persistent being deserves to live and be well cared for. Do you know what kind of plant this is and what it needs to thrive?
I have decided that when it eventually dies, I will make the stem into a frame, print an image of it and let it live for another decade or two on the wall.