WONDER #2768: Would You Want a Spekboom Plant?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Spekboom is quickly becoming the most popular plant in the world due to how easy it is to grow.
  2. Some nicknames for spekboom are “miracle plant,” “elephant bush,” “pork bush,” and “elephant food.”
  3. Spekboom is a succulent plant native to South Africa that has many uses, including the ability to absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide.
  4. Both people and animals can eat spekboom.

Question 2 of 3

Which is NOT a condition people treat with spekboom, according to this Wonder?

  1. Dehydration
  2. Sunburn
  3. Sore Throat
  4. Pneumonia

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following statements is NOT true, according to this Wonder?

  1. Spekboom produces pink flowers.
  2. Planting spekboom is the only thing people need to do to stop climate change.
  3. One hectare of spekboom may offset the average person’s annual carbon footprint.
  4. Spekboom grows in semi-desert areas.

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/Would-You-Want-a-Spekboom-Plant.