Tuesday, February 21, 2012
W/W - Mother-in-law's Tongue
This weird plant is called Mother-in-law's tongue because of its sharp tips which are usually covered in egg shells, a common sight in many Malaysian gardens. I have often wondered about the significance of this practice but was told that it's merely for decorative purposes.
Interestingly, while googling for more info on this plant, I learned that there is also a pasta that shares the same amusing name - Lingue di Suocera which translates as Mother-in-law's tongue because of its long, twisted and sharp edges.