i bought her from an older man with cataracts who insists she will grow into a medium sized plant that loves shade and will flourish indoors. i brought her home in a taxi with a driver who had specs. his name was joe and he helped me load my newest companion into his car without minding that some dirt might be left behind after he dropped us. sam the askari carried talulah above his head up the flight of stairs to my flat. he even changed out of his flip flops into his combat boots for this rather important task. i think it was a warm homecoming and i am happy to have living company when my flatmates are out of town.