Plants like this are technically called secondary hemiepiphytes in botany speak, and they're really quite clever.

On the ground, they seek out shade, so they're attracted to the base of trees where light is most scarce. When they start to climb, they switch their behaviour and become attracted to light so they grow up.

A lot of epiphytes are pretty much doomed if they fall from their host tree. But not this one. It'll just find another tree to climb and move on. Smart little plants!

Philodendrons are pretty common houseplants, on account of how tough they are. But they're more interesting than you might think. In the wild, unlike most plants, these vines don't sit still.

They germinate on forest floors, and then immediately seek out the nearest tree and start to climb. As they climb, their roots fall away and they live in the forest canopy as epiphytes, moving from tree to tree as they grow, like some kind of plant snake.

Scully struggles to take smoking men seriously. Mulder pretends like he cares more about telepaths than Scully.

Someone on Twitter mentioned that in some regions of Germany, a common idiom for whenever there's mist in the forest is "The foxes are making coffee", and thought the image was evocative enough for an illustration.

Well, I took the bait! 🦊☕

#MastoArt #CreativeToot #Lineart

Whoever, wherever you are, and whatever situation you find yourself in, I just want you to know that you deserve to flourish and be admired.

Go forth and be verdant! 💚

rare pic of tippums bc she doesnt sit still and hates the camera!

sometimes i feel really lonely, but then i realize i am never really alone
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plant care advice – injured leaves 🌿 Show more

i'm friendzoning all of you. Welcome to the friendzone. You are my friends and i love you

garfield hated mondays without ever asking why. he never took a moment to consider that it might be unhealthy to dread the beginning of a week, and that we only do so because we have to prepare for the weight of capitalism pushing itself against our backs yet again

garfield had the audiance to stir the hearts and minds of the proletariat so that mondays would never be hated again, but he didn't

When revising your own texts, change the font to something entirely different after the first read-through. Now read through everything again and I promise you'll discover different mistakes.

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