I have a private garden on the rooftop of my apartment in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It’s my fortress of solitude from the stress of living in a busy Asian city. There’s a symbiosis between me and my plants – I grow and look after them, and they give me a healthy dose of nature on a daily basis. As the garden grows, it attracts local wildlife and now is home to tokay geckos, bats, and a host of native birds. AKA ‘Saint George's Sword’, ‘Mother-in-law's Tongue’, and ‘Viper's Bowstring Hemp’, the Snake Plant is a common garden and houseplant where I live. I grow mine in water gardens and this one lives in a white pot filled with stones and water. Our resident tokay gecko pops out from behind the pot.