Perhaps the most unassuming plant in my collection has the best story. Days before I left Colombia in 2018, I went out for coffee with my flatmate and some friends. A leaf had broken off one of the succulents on the table and I popped it in my handbag, thinking it could be potted up back at our flat. Then I completely forgot about it, packed the handbag and flew back to the UK. A few days later, I found the leaf in the handbag, put it in water and then compost and it grew into a huge plant. Cuttings went to friends and prospered there but the original plant died. Now I just have one leaf, taken from one of the friend’s cuttings – the grandchild of the leaf that travelled back with me from Colombia.
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