This week brought us an outbreak of blooms from our Mother of Thousands Plant also called Alligator Plant, or Mexican Hat Plant. We have several of these blooming in the greenhouse at the moment. The plant is a succulent native to Madagascar. I am not sure how it ended up at the greenhouse but as the name suggests, it spreads pretty easily. You can find out more information from Wikipedia. One item to note is that all parts of the plant are poisonous and can be fatal if ingested by infants or small pets.
MissionOur purpose is to preserve and promote the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, and to support people in need in our community with produce grown in Fr. Francis’ garden, in keeping with the Franciscan tradition that God is revealed to us through his creations.
of the Holy Land
1400 Quincy St., NE
Washington, DC 20017
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