Have you heard of the Chinese money plant?
Recently I stumbled upon this quirky, easy to grow, and apparently always in demand gem that besides looking awesome, it also has the loveliest story. It originates from a range of mountains in the Yunnan province of China. In 1946 a Norwegian missionary, Agnar Espegren, brought the plant to Norway, where it then spread through European households', one cutting at a time. Yup, the only way people could get it was by counting on their friends' or family members' generosity, who already owned a pot of it. Here is more on the story is you fancy reading it - it’s rather charming, if I may say so :)
Anyway, I’ve been trying to track it down for myself and stumbled upon a few on eBay. So my plan is to snatch one as soon as possible and if you do too, don’t forget to share your cuttings with the rest of the world. Cheers!
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P.P.S: Plus, the 'it' plant for a black thumb!
(Photos by/via Wit and Whistle, Pejper, Decorenvy, Lebenslus Tiger, elephant in the room, Cate st Hill, Jennilee Marigomen. Tidbits via Wild Chicken, Miss Moss and Gardenista)