There is a plant on Malawi Close that scares me. I feel chills when I see it. It is recognizable, like a plant you would see in a small container in America, but here in Africa it is more than 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It is so out of scale, so over-sized, that it feels like it could grab me and devour me.
It is elegant and violent. The arms are stiff and succulent, a plant that stores water. It has serrated edges, like teeth.
This plant makes me cross the street.