Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Random plant event: Kalanchoe millotii flower bud

This is the third oddball flower bud I've seen in the last couple weeks. First the Schefflera, then the Hoya, now this. And two out of the three are even my own personal plants.

I don't expect this to be particularly interesting; Google only came up with one picture of the flowers when I searched for the plant, and they were small, plain (though abundant) white things. But it's still neat that the plant's doing anything: this was an unrooted cutting as of early August. (Two of them, actually. Both are budding.)

If last year is any indication, we're heading into the busy indoor flowering season about now. Lots of weird blooms here last December and January. Makes me feel bad for the poor people who only garden outdoors.


Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I could never be without my houseplants, especially this time of year when everything outside is dying or dead. I don't have anything flowering in the house right now, but I'm so hoping all my Aechmea fasciata plants will do me the honour. They're old enough to bloom, so we'll see.

Paul said...

"Makes me feel bad for the poor people who only garden outdoors."

Eh, well, only the northerners. We can still squeeze out some pretty down south during the winter.

Kenneth Moore said...

I have Aloe "Firebird," some tag-along grass in a Agave NOID pot, Phalaenopsis, Saintpaulia, maybe a Tillandsia (the inner leaves are turning red, and that's a signal, right?), and other fun things flowering. It's an awesome time!

Liza said...

Haha, indoor gardeners are AWESOME!

Mark My Words said...

LOL, I need to get some more indoor plants.

Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering about indoor plants and winter, since I haven't had any real flowering plants indoors until adopting an abandoned Spathiphyllum at work.

Thanks to you and your articles, I now know how to keep the LOLSpath alive, and it is even budding.

In November. Weird plant.


Sentient Meat said...

Speaking of strange blooms, my Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig' is blooming again. The first time it bloomed, I was so surprised that I embarked on a mildly obsessive Google search, in the course of which I came across--then for the first time--a lovely blog called Plants Are The Strangest People.

Sadly this time the blooming stalk got too heavy and snapped, so I snipped off the flower and will try to root the stalk.