The Bryophyllum was a plant I bought primarily for my kids.
As a child, I had been fascinated by the plant that grew new plants on its leaves, and I did now want my two losing out on that wonder.
Strangely, though, the kids are quite unaffected by the phenomenon – they find seeds germinating into plans a lot more fascinating – but that doesn’t stop me from having fun fiddling with the plantlets myself.
The mother plant succumbed to the infestation of a pest, but a baby plant has taken her place, and is gearing up to produce kids of her own.
I love the tenacity with which plants cling on, if you are only willing to lend them a helping hand.