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.
I've never seen or heard of such a plant or pasta! So cool!ReplyDelete
I was wondering what that was on the tips! Why do they do that there? I have never seen eggs put those plants!ReplyDelete
Cute. I've seen these plants around but never with the egg shells hahaReplyDelete
A sharp-edged plant called MIL's tongue? Perfect! :DReplyDelete
I have seen the plant before as decorative greenery but have never seen them with eggs covering the sharps ends. Very interesting thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Never heard of this, you learn something new everyday!ReplyDelete
Hello,one should never forget ,someday can be a mother in law!!ReplyDelete
How about the pasta?
What canbe happening if you eat it?
Never heard of this,thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
I've seen those plants called snakes' tongues. They are almost impossible to kill! Never seen them with eggs though. Learned something new--thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
my aunt has these plants -- always thought they were a type of aloe! And I never knew the name... very interesting name indeed! :)ReplyDelete
Haha! This definitely ISN'T my MILs because she's one of my dearest friends.ReplyDelete
I've seen that plant in the Philippines, too - but I don't know what it's called.
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My mother always called it a snake plant and the little minature ones that kind of look like that one was called a birds nest.ReplyDelete
I have never seen the pasta like that but it looks pretty.
what a perfect name, lol.ReplyDelete
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That's an interesting looking plant. Great photo. Thanks for stopping by to comment. Have a great evening!ReplyDelete
I am familiar with this plant and its name,and have had these, but had never seen any with the eggshells on the tips...a great idea though, since they are so very sharp!ReplyDelete
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Be a friend with your mother in law's tongue! They last long and look good:) Yes I always wondered about the egg shells.ReplyDelete
Well a MIL's tongue has a tendency to be pretty sharp. I'd cover it up, too as a plant. Kind of symbolic. LOL =)Those are really cool!ReplyDelete
Love how it got its name.ReplyDelete
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That is hilarious and the eggshells on the tips. it makes it look almost alien!ReplyDelete
LOL, very interesting. Do are mother in laws really like that ;0)ReplyDelete
Researching mlt. Had a plant for years. It started blooming last year. Never knew about the eggs. Cute!ReplyDelete
Please remove this picture, that displays egg shells fixed on the leaf tips.ReplyDelete
@avip Why? May I ask what's the issue with the image?ReplyDelete