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Leafy Green Friends: Our Pandemic Plant Parenthood

Leiister Soon poses while holding an alocasia silver dragon plant in his home in Kuala Lumpur. Learning to tell your elephant ears from your flamingo flowers has become the latest virus lockdown escape in Malaysia, where houseplants are very much in season.
Leiister Soon poses while holding an alocasia silver dragon plant in his home in Kuala Lumpur. Learning to tell your elephant ears from your flamingo flowers has become the latest virus lockdown escape in Malaysia, where houseplants are very much in season.

It’s no surprise people have tried to find ways to make their spaces in the pandemic as pleasant as possible. For many, that’s meant the purchase of indoor potted plants, among other things.

And while they certainly can do a lot for indoor decor, a new book argues they also have a lot to teach us as well.

Beronda L. Montgomery is a biochemistry professor at Michigan State University and she has a lot to say about how plants experience the word in her new book “Lessons from Plants.”

Find our last conversation about house plants and why we love there here.

What can our leafy green friends teach us?

Axios’ Niala Boodhoo hosts this show. 

Copyright 2021 WAMU 88.5

Avery Kleinman

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