After a moderate start (temperature-wise), August has started to heat up. I shouldn’t complain as the temps will only get into the lower 90s and it’s not supposed to last long but I don’t do well in the heat. However, my strange plant seems to love it.
The mother plant is now up to my shoulder – approximately five feet tall.
Over the weekend they started to bend over as if getting ready to strike.
And then this morning:
The first blossoms.
Update at 4:30: Well, it got to almost 100 miserable degrees here and isn’t cooling down any time soon. Supposedly tomorrow a bit of a cool down but we’ll see!
17 thoughts on “Someone likes the heat but it’s not me”
It’s 103° right now where we live. 🥵
That’s such a bizarre plant…. I wonder if it will spread next year. Imagine having a whole field of those. 😳
I would love that but at the rate it’s going I probably won’t live that long.
Five feet tall?? It IS from outer space.
It’s still growing!
We had 109 over here, and the closest desert is in Africa, so…
Where are you?
Those plants are so amazing 💜
I’m not good with high heat. I feel for you. Stay safe, stay cool, enjoy what you can.
Luckily it cools down at night.
Like you, I hate the heat. We’ve had two heatwaves this summer, although the first one only lasted one day! Roll on the arrival of Autumn.
It’s been stinkin hot here too, but we don’t have any neat plant like you do.
That plant is glorious!
It is amazing – hope it cools down for you folks.
For you too!
Oh! You may have a “Desert Candle” – related anyway. (Caulanthus sp.) I can’t remember if there are white ones. Do you have iNAturalist on your phone? Now I am curious
It could be – however this plant is now over five feet tall and blooms at the end of the summer – every other year. Others have suggested it’s in the family Drimia. I’ll be posted new pictures soon.
Hi Jan, the heat sounds pretty unbearable. I don’t mind our normal summertime heat of about 35 degrees Celsius, but hotter than that becomes horrible and you can’t sleep at night.