This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.
The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.
sometimes I think about this man’s plant and i wonder, if we somehow destroy this entire planet, if that plant’s still going to be in it’s bottle doing perfectly fine without us
it will be the last living thing on earth for several million years……………………
What if we’re in a bottle too.
im crying. this needs to be on every dash
WHY DOES THIS ONLY HAVE 9 NOTES IM FCKING SOBBING THIS DESERVES MORE!
crying in the morning is a great day to start your day
omg this right here fuckin makes me sad rest in peace emma, and stay strong she’ll always be with you.