Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves kept the placenta after the birth of his son Levi and plan to plant it in an orchard hoping it will fertilize the land, a longtime ritual followed in several cultures.
“It’s going to be in the orchards and it’s going to bear some wonderful fruit,” he says, according to an interview transcript. “When I was in Australia, they had a placenta tree that was on the river … and all the placentas of all that tribe, all that clan, whatever aboriginal tribe that was, all the placentas went under that one tree and it was this huge behemoth of just health and strength. This tree was just growing taller and stronger above the rest of Mother Nature around it. It was gorgeous.”
Matt and Camila haven’t let Levi slow them down – they bring their 1-month-old son with them wherever they go -he’s already been to a John Mellencamp concert.
“You’re never told in our house, ‘Shh, Levi is sleeping.’ No. Get used to the ambiance. Come with us. That’s how I was raised,”