by Kathy Ruff
I may have shared this in the past, but I though t it was worth repeating. Did you know that the snake plant (a/k/a Sansevierias or Mother-in-Laws Tongue) blooms? Yes, it does. According to gardeningknowhow.com, although extremely rare, the plant will produce a flower stalk when it’s mildly and continually stressed.
After three plus decades of carrying this one from place to place every time I moved, this root-bound snake plant bloomed. When I first saw it, I thought someone had put a sprig of some other flower in the pot. I couldn’t believe it bloomed!
With a little bit of research, I found a rare event had occurred under my watch. Granted, neglect had contributed to the event since I hadn’t transplanted the plant for a long time, but that’s what it took to yield the blossoms.
I really enjoyed the sight but felt a bit guilty that the plant was stressed, so I broke it up and got three nice-sized plants out of this one. The reduction in its stress meant I would no longer see the rare blossoms unless I neglect them for the next 30 years. But my conscience is clear.
Though I probably won’t see another bloom for a while, isn’t it great to believe in the possibility?
I think I’ll expand that belief to other areas of my life…I’ll believe in possibilities! What about you?