# Sunday, 03 February 2013

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I am often amazed at how long some plants can go without water. The spider plants in my office being one example, despite watering only every few months they continue to thrive. This article, however, is about a bottle garden that is still alive despite having only been watered once in 53 years.

David Latimer planted a spiderworts inside the bottle in 1960 and last watered it in 1972 before sealing it shut. The plant has continued to grow and looks like this today. I wonder how much longer it will continue to do so.