Happy New Year, plant friends! Thanks for your patience with our silence during the holiday season. Let’s kick off the new year with a reader photo. Responding to the bound agave photo we posted recently, Phyllis Fong sent in this photo of a plant that’s been tied up much more gently. Why? Well, that has her perplexed… and us too.
The agave “reminded me that when I was in Mexico, I often saw plants with tiny bows around the tips. Have you seen this before? A photo is attached…I wonder what it means,” she wrote.
I am turning to you, loyal readers and urban plant enthusiasts—do you know of any Mexican traditions involving bows and houseplants that might explain this? Or is it simply a popular local decoration?