Tags: Plant strategies

Can plants call for help?

With large wings that open out flat and two bright blue eyespots that stand out on a white-grey body, the majestic hawkmoth looks majestic, especially with the five yellow-orange sports. Though they are harmless to humans and largely survive by drinking nectar from flowers, they can seem friendly. But their larvae have a menacingly different […]

Meet The Living Stone

For people who think they are bad #PlantParents, here is a plant that makes your life easy. If you have killed enough plants and are almost on the verge of giving up, here is your new best friend, Lithop the Living Stone. It looks like a living stone but is a plant with a unique […]

Meet the Dancing Mushroom

Mushrooms are not a special treat anymore as more and more people are including them in their regular diet. Some exotic varieties are believed to help heal diseases along with their nutritional value. Some of the rare ones are mentioned in our blog and we have two special ones today for you. Head out to […]

3 Nutritional Mushrooms

Although they are fungi, mushrooms are classified as “vegetables” in the culinary world. They are also used as a meat substitute in meatless dishes due to how well they absorb the flavours of the dish – and some mushrooms are naturally umami (or savoury, like many types of meat). They can also be used to […]

The Edible Rainbow

People often assume that all the coloured mushrooms are poisonous. Although the idea of this colour code cannot be entirely denied or avoided, the truth is that when it comes to these edible fungi, there are a lot of misconceptions that need to be clarified. So, let’s bust the myths around edible fungi. Scarlet Elfcup […]

5 Most Poisonous Mushrooms

Mushrooms are enjoyed by many people all over the world, and are a divisive food that diners either love or despise. Those who enjoy eating fungi, on the other hand, must be cautious about which mushrooms they consume, as approximately 30 wild species are known to be consistently fatal due to high levels of toxicity, […]

Strategies to Deter Nectar Thieves

Can plants use techniques to keep unwanted guests away? Kind of enforcing boundaries where they keep certain visitors out while attracting others? It seems that way when you see the plight of ants that try to steal sweet nectar away from them. Although the ants often mutualize with seed dispersals for plants, they rarely participate […]

Do Plants Have Consciousness?

Do you have a feeling that your plants can sense how your mood is or how you are feeling on a particular day? While in some stories and some plant parents have experience where plants respond as if they can understand what you are going through, just like your pet, this is not proven. For […]

Light-Emitting Watercress For Future Streetlamps

Did you ever think that the roads to the future could be brightly lit by trees? Of course, none of us ever thought that watercress plants would replace street lamps. Science has evolved, and experts have included specialized nanoparticles into the watercress plant. Mainly, it is inserted in the leaves, which can glow for four hours. […]