Gunnera Goodness

The new baby

Last week Matti and I picked up our new baby Gunnera chilensis/tinctoria from fellow blogger friend Robert of The Pitcher Plant Project. It’s also known as Chilean Rhubarb. We’ve been admiring the Gunnera in Golden Gate Park since we moved to San Francisco, so it’s exciting to have our very own.

Picking up the new baby

Please note that Matti’s hair will continue to amaze and astonish. It’s looking a little like a mullet here, but just wait.


Matti cut the pot off when we repotted to avoid beating up the roots growing through the drainage holes. It looks like the back of Matti’s head has developed a beak.


He got it out successfully, and promises to get his haircut by Tuesday.

New home

We made some room on the succulent bench for the new guy. It should be happy there for a bit. I feel like we need to name it.  Any suggestions?

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