Plant Memory -Mostly OT

Ellen Hornig
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 09:15:01 PDT
Teachers were *selling* these things to their students?  O my.  Guess the
profession has always been underpaid. :-)

Funny you should mention this kalanchoe, because when my youngest daughter
lived in the Florida panhandle, these were growing in the cracks between
her tiny concrete patio and a fence.  My granddaughter, 4 at the time, was
thrilled when I pointed them out to her, and we transplanted several to
pots and to the scrap of dirt that passed for a garden.

Now they (daughter and granddaughters) live in Guam....who knows what grows


On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 12:02 PM, James Waddick <> wrote:

> Dear Friends,
>         With all this talk about childhood gardening, oldest plants etc, I
> am reminded of a childhood plant memory.
>         When I was in grammar school in Chicago decades ago - maybe 4th
> grade, teachers would offer 'Miracle Leaf' for sale for maybe 50ยข each.
> This 'Miracle leaf' was a single leaf of a Kalanchoe in a glassine
> envelope. The recipient would pin the leaf to a curtain (as suggested) and
> 'amazingly'  small plants would arise from the edges and could be planted
> to produce whole new plants.
>         You can still buy these 'Miracle Leaf' on the web, but I wonder
> how many other school age memories including buying one of these -at that
> time - amazing leaves.
>         Of course I don't really recall actually growing any plantlets,
> but I distinctly recall the excitement of getting a leaf and seeing the
> progress.
>                                 Best            Jim W.
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