Another dramatic story for you (since the last).
This Mother of Millions is my most handsome one - all big and luscious. It's a real over-reacher, a growe: just the other day it toppled clean out of it's pot because it got so top-heavy. Then yesterday it managed to snapped itself in half. It's top leaves were so big it's neck just couldn't support them any more.
And the moral of this story is . . . don't try to achieve too much, or your head might fall off. Good, let's all eat a biscuit and stare at something.But on a serious note; this plant grew up in my parents' greenhouse which I think might be part of the problem. The best, happiest plants are the ones that come from cuttings; that you grow yourself. I think a lot of people get disillusioned because they buy plants that have been force-grown in greenhouses - then feel distraught when they die. In the future I will have a shop full of beautiful big plants where people can buy precious small cuttings to take home and nurture.