With all the recent news on disasters, it came to my attention how tenuous our comfortable living can be.
Granted that in difficult times the safety of ourselves and loved-ones is paramount, I think many of us would nonetheless be affected by the loss of our plants, which are often regarded as "pets" and are the objects of great amounts of our time and energy.
I saw a report on CNN today in which a man affected by hurricane Rita stated "well, my family and I are ok. A tree came down on my garage and parts of my roof are gone, but overall, things are ok. I'm just thrilled my plants made it." I thought to myself: wow, a similar train of thought would be running through my mind given a similar situation.
This begs the question: given that most of us don't have the resources to quickly relocate our entire collection, which plant would you take if you had only room for one? Would it be a CP?
I would have to take my N.gracilis. It's certainly not the costliest, rarest or most showy of my CPs, but it was the first I acquired and so it means a great deal to me. I'd have no problem leaving my cacti behind.....many are so tough, they could probably survive WW3!