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Oct 14, 2014

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Green thumb, I do not have. I recently killed a Sansevieria plant and an aloe vera plant (I over watered them. The aloe vera actually burst when I touched it, no joke) so when I say I don’t have a green thumb, I’m completely serious. Anything that can survive in my vicinity is most definitely a hearty plant.

And yet…I’m intrigued by plants and I often am mesmerized by their magic and beauty. Guess what I took home the other day?

Living stone, anyone?

Cool, huh?

thingsthatwedo.com pic - living stoneI’d never seen one before. I had no idea what it was.  I passed by a local flower shop and came across these little plants and they were SO different. I stood there staring at them. Eventually, the florist came out and told me they were called “Living Stone”, a type of succulent plant. Until she said the word, I didn’t even know ‘succulent’ plants existed or if I did, I certainly didn’t know they went by that name.

The Living Stone was too interesting to pass up so I took it home with me.  It’s a dainty little thing that looks like a cross between a brain and an odd crinkly rock of some sort. According to the florist, the Living Stone is very easy to care for. I’m supposed to water it very infrequently (translation: my potential disaster). I believe her exact words were ‘only water it when the Living Stone is about to split’ and maybe something about watering only twice a month at most.

thingsthatwedo.com pic - living stoneOkay…I really don’t know if I’ll be able to do this but the Living Stone is by far one of the coolest plants I’ve ever seen. Since coming home, I’ve done a little research and I think I’m in trouble. If I’m going to take really good care of this Living Stone plant, I might have to be mindful of the different seasons, the growing periods, and a bunch of other factors.

What have I gotten myself into?

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