A few days ago I went to my first botanical show and it was really a revelation. For months now I have been developing my personal collection of succulents, stemming from the realisation that these are the only plants that can survive my prolonged periods of absence from home. Because these are plants whose natural habitat is the desert, they actually thrive without water and without care. Perfect for my windowsills in London. What I had not yet realised is that there is almost a cult for these plants, that come in all kinds of colours, shapes and sizes. I had to join the Haworthia Society that promotes the cultivation and knowledge about this small beauties, so I can follow more scientifically what I am doing with my small plant pots that are by now taking over my flat.
Having been exposed to such a large number of varieties and high quality specimens gave me a better sense of where I want to go with my collection and what I should not do. I do not particularly love cacti and also they can become quite large in size. Probably to the point I would litterally be pushed out of my place. A thorny issue!