still life with… zulu plant
This Zulu plant took root in my heart. There’s something life affirming about its crisp, clean, fleshy leaves and ability to tolerate low light and little water.
The stems have hearty bulbs with hemp-like snaking roots that weave themselves into a tight basket.
Last autumn I repotted it into a massive glass container adding geodes, crystals, nuts, bolts, Lego’s and small branches. I spent the long winter watching the roots wend their way around each other embracing the obstacles I placed in their path.
joy ~ caliroe