Botany is fun

My Ceropegia woodii or chain of hearts blooms often, much to my appreciation! They belong to my favorite flowering plant family, Apocynaceae, which also contains corpse flower or carrion flowers in the Stapelia genus. Also called a corpse flower but in a different family is Amorphophallus titanum, Aracae (the Greek etymology of which is giant misshapen phallus). The huge spathe and spadix inflorescence of A. titanum  smells like- you guessed it- rotting meat, attracting flies and carrion beetles as pollinators. For the curious, I detect no smells from my friend C. woodii. 

1. Woodii - Woodii mainly sells cute vintage clothing and Illustrations. But I am just so in love with their Terrarium necklaces. These little necklaces would make any outfit look more whimsical, natural and earthy.

2. Mimi Hammer - Possibly some of the nicest swimsuits I have ever seen. A great attention to detail and wonderful design features at awesome prices!

3. Glacier Milk - Harajuku inspired upcycled fashion - can it possibly get much better than that? This shop is a feast for the eyes with exciting and flamboyant outfits photographed to perfectly compliment the outfit.

4. Dewi Design - Beautiful hand carved fake gauge earrings. These earrings will certainly stand out from the crowd. There isn’t one pair of earrings in this shop that I don’t love.

5. Mary Wool - Felt & wool jewellery and accessories. I particularly love their scarves and their colour combinations. These items would make a great gift for almost anyone.



Hi! I’ve had this plant for a while and I’m still not 100% sure what it is. I’m assuming it’s awn succulent, it’s leaves are thick and it seems to like little water with a bit of misting every now and then. If you have any idea what it is and if it seems healthy that’d be great! The tag only noted it was “still quite rare” it never gave a name. Thank you! :)

ceropegia woodii variegata

It’s nick-named string of hearts, isn’t that cute? It is indeed a succulent. It looks perfectly healthy to me.