Welcome back to create with Heidi. We're having a fun conversation with Jane Evans. She is the CO owner of plants for the Southwest in Tucson, Arizona. And you might think we know goodness, why are we talking about an Arizona plant? shop and in a garden center? Well, Jane and I are quilting buddies along with everything else. And so I find it so interesting to see, you know, what else is going on around the country and so it's so fun to have Jane here and be able to share her own love of plants and and gardening and everything with us. So I'm so glad to have you here this morning, Jane. Thanks it. One of the plants that you sell is a laptop. I think I'm saying that right. Now is that a succulent, it is a succulent. And let's offer an interesting plant because their leaves are very, very succulent. And they are not typically what we think of as leaves. We think of a leaf is something that you can identify as a little last thing, but live ops are about 99% succulents, so their leaves look like part of a stem. And leaf ops to me are just really, really interesting. They're called living stone. They're South African, and by in their native habitat, but they grow very well in the Tucson area because our climate is relatively similar. They were first discovered back in the 1800s by a German botanist, who saw something curious down on the ground and he tried to pick it up. He thought it was a weird stone and it was a plant. Isn't that interesting? Yeah. Is it they're, they're called a mimicry plant. So over the many 1000s and 1000s of years, they have evolved to mimic the location that they live as far as mimic the rock structure, because they have no protection. They're this nice little soft plant that has no spine that doesn't have any poison in it to protect it from predators. And so they have evolved to be a mimicry plant so you can't tell the difference between rocks and plants. So that creatures won't come along and eat them. Isn't that interesting? Very interested in it and you know, excuse my ignorance in this your deer educating me Wow, this morning along with our listeners are lit up. Like it's there's more than one variety of lithops or was maybe there was maybe some variety. What is there's more that come in and a lot of demons? Yes, they do. We probably have about 129 different varieties. And so when you look at a lithops and you say, well, what's what how could it be a different variety. The lithops have different markings. And this is probably where my quilting comes in. Because some lift up will Be kind of a burnt orangey red with these dark lines that run through it. Some will be a light all of the green with a deeper green that goes through it and they look like fabric. They look like interesting fabric. Yeah.