plant racism

February 19th, 2006

I know that the Dutch pride themselves on being tolerant and accepting people, but I feel that I must unburden myself and report a case of overt racism perpetrated in this otherwise fine town of Utrecht. Ever since I got here I've been looking to get a plant for my apartment. Afterall, the Dutch are famous for their plants, n'est ce pas? Right, so the national pride, the tulip, is omnipresent in this part of the world. To be fair, there aren't a lot of florists here, but it is very evident that certain plants are not considered 'good enough' for this town, perhaps they don't 'fit in' with the others, perhaps they don't 'get along' with their peers very well. But whatever the reason, and I suspect foul play :lazy:, there is not a sign of a cactus around here. :(

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5 Responses to "plant racism"

  1. ash says:

    Well according Feng Shui, and other theories which I can't remember the name for, cactii are bad plants to have in your rooms. The promote hostility, and reduce tranquility.
    Yeah, who cares. At least you can forget about watering them.
    Oh and as a tip, don't keep them in the dark 24/7. I discovered that they don't really like that so much.

  2. Diana says:

    "I know that the Dutch pride themselves on being tolerant and accepting people" unfortunately this has changed a bit over the years :( But fortunately not for everyone.

    Come to Rotterdam, plenty of Cacti here :D There is even a special cactus shops. I bought this summer 3 cacti (I thought: easy plants, they won’t die that easily) and this time I really did my best to let them survive; I watered them a few times a month (but not too much water though), but that didn’t even help: two have died, one survived… what did I do wrong? All plants (even cacti) die in my vicinity. :wallbang:

  3. erik says:

    [2] Nah, we were never more tolerant than the people in surrounding nations. We're still at the same level too. The media-hype on this subject is bollocks.
    As for cactii; they suck

  4. numerodix says:

    Stop bad mouthing cactii, people :lazy: Yeah I want a plant that's hard to kill, I've killed a cactus before, but it takes much less work than any other plant.

  5. erik says:

    Well at least cactii suit your character :P