Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pretty pictures: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Klabat' and NOID

I'm not a particularly big fan of this plant, though I can't explain quite why: I can't see anything terribly wrong with it, and I don't have any bad associations with it as far as I can remember. Though I don't like trying to clean them up once they're mostly bloomed-out. Those little dead flowers get everywhere.

K. blossfeldiana 'Klabat.'

Perhaps it's just a matter of taste. They're certainly colorful enough. Maybe I'd like them if I tried them. I don't know.

In any case, these two pictures make nice bookends for one another: nothing like yellow with an orange center to complement orange with a yellow center.

K. blossfeldiana NOID.


Perky Skeptic said...

These are particularly beautiful specimens. I love the bicolor orange-yellow ones the best!!!

Anonymous said...

One of the pluses to them is that they are winter bloomers. A good selling point for those who have long winters.

SFaith said...

I like kalanchoe because it is one of those plants you can establish (in the ground here in Florida) and pretty much forget.

It blooms at least twice a year and the only bothersome thing about it is the deadheading.

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