Mother In Law’s Tongue Plant: Flower Season

Both of us began sniffling and sneezing in early October, long after the outdoor flowers faded away, and finally remembered to check the Mother In Law’s Tongue:

Mother In Law Plant - flowering
Mother In Law Plant – flowering

It’s that time of the year again: we’re both wildly allergic to a houseplant with weird flowers. Even after cutting the stalk off and deporting it outdoors, we’re still sniffly.

The blossoms produce so much nectar that the droplets near the base of each flower eventually fall off, making a mess on the floor if the stalk tilts over far enough.

We kept it when we helped Mom move out of the Ancestral House, long ago, and it’s still going strong.