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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I've got blooms!


Here are some of the mauvy purple blooms hanging down from long stalks put up by my Mother of Millions plant (kalenchoe daigremontianum). The bottom pic is what the plant looks like below the stalks, and I think it is particularly beautiful when it has the pink hues in the leaves...they can range from green, green-blue, and pinky purple in color, and are a lot of fun to watch year round.

14 comments:

Claude said...

Mine bloom dark red... I think it's a different species. They're fun aren't they? Didn't get blooms this year though... they were budding out when a frost hit them.

Darla said...

That is very pretty.

yoon see said...

Thanks for your sharing. I really the mauvy blossom. I hope to see some in Malaysia.
I agree with you about the bottom plant grows in beauty when the edge is showing some pink bites. We have planty in Malaysia:)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Simply gorgeous Julie. No wonder you are excited. Those blooms are marvelous. They resemble blue bells, only they aren't exactly blue.

Teri C said...

It IS beautiful! Wow. and those leaves are great also. I am jealous.

Julie said...

Claude...I think yours may be a kalenchoe tubiflora. I saw a bunch blooming in a field today and am planning to snap some pics of them tomorrow if I can...there are large groups of them all ablaze in red!

Ashraf shreif said...

very nice bloom i like this kalanchoe, send me some seeds LOL ,i think you have many succulent plants in your garden

Pudgeduck said...

interesting and beautiful blooms- I might just try one!

judicreations said...

Hi Julie
Isn't it exciting to get blooms? Your plants look so amazing..you have such a green thumb and your climate is just perfect for that species.
Thank you for sharing..and enjoy them!
have a lovely evening
Judi

Margaret Ann said...

What a fabulous plant...I too love the soft pinks...Cool flowers! :)

Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

I never realized that Mother of Millions bloomed? I guess I thought that it always reproduced by dropping the little babies.

YaYa's Funhouse said...

OMG...this is beautiful. I have never seen a cactus like this. What kind is it?

Julie said...

Yaya- this is a succulent plant (not cactus) called kalenchoe daigremontianum, or commonly called Mother of Millions! It makes little plantlets along th leaf edges, and once a year puts up long stalks with these bell shaped flowers!

Cathy said...

That is a neat variety of Kalanchoe
I just bought a Kalanchoe-Pumelia.
Some of the succulent plants seems
so unreal looking.