The World’s Oldest Shrub Proves Cloning is Nothing New

Recently, I was sitting at my kitchen table and contemplating the plant hanging next to the window. I realized that in 2001, it had been a cutting taking root in a small pot and now I had a large houseplant with feet of runners. Of course, this is not the oldest plant in my house. That honor goes to the aloe plant I was given in graduate school, making it about 15 years old. Continue reading