Have you seen Steven Spielberg movie (2002 sci-fi) - Minority Report starred by Tom Cruise & Collin Farrell? Its a futuristic movie about a psychic where her thoughts can be observed and their images manipulated - Tom Cruise and his crew arrest killers before they've had a chance to commit murder.
The twist begins when he is framed as a murderer but wait.. a crime which he didn't commit yet?
Ok..Ok.. where does gardening got to with this?
There was a scene where Tom goes to a gardeners house where the gardener tends all the carnivorous plants in her greenhouse- and that seemed to be interesting to note when it comes to hybrid plants, plants that guard at your gate, plants that cues and plays with your hand...
This is a short script a scene in the greenhouse:
Dr. Iris Henimen:
"It's funny how all living organisms are alike... "
[she starts crushing a mutated plant]
"when the chips are down,
when the pressure is on,
every creature on the face of the Earth
is interested in one thing and one thing only."
[as she continue to crush harder, the plant scars her palm]
"Its own survival. "
You can click here to see the portion of the movie:
Minority Report Part 7
That reminds me of this Creeping Fig (Ficus Repens).
When I purchased it - it was all so docile and tame, and you can see it showing its colour - no, not the variegated white and green - the part where it shed its innocent whites and starts crawling on the walls.
This is how it looked like earlier when I first bought it: Click Here
I'm not saying that's bad, it just what nature would do when its left alone, creating its own environment when left alone.
And the moral of the story: Its all about Survival.
Does any of your plants wants to tell you: Leave me alone!
Well this one does, I dare not transfer this, the last time I did that - the whole plant dried up and dead. So this happened to be surviving in the pockets of other main plants. Somehow, it does serve as a good ground cover.
Click below for more information about this plant:
Red Flame Ivy (Hemigraphis Alternata)
This is one of my rescued plants,
Aluminium Plant. (Pilea Cadierei) Also known as Watermelon Plant.
I consider this as one of the difficult plants to cultivate. The whole this is just one plant and you tell me how on earth am I going to propagate this more?
1) Requires light shade to full shade. (Does not tolerate direct sun without burning of the leaves)
2) Requires a sandy well-drained soil with regular watering.
3) Propagated by cuttings or division.
4) Considered as a poisonous plant. (all parts of the plant)