22 April 2014

Flapjack Corner...


I've had this plant from the Kalanchoe family growing for years, and can remember bringing home the original in a small nursery pot.  It endures the summer heat, and the plus is having the lovely deep contrast coloured edges to the leaves.  At certain times of day when the sun shines into them there are such striking hues.

It's a fabulous plant to share, just by slicing off a leaf deep at its base, and that to be re-planted upright.  Eventually it will sprout all around it, new leaves.


There is a new silvery-grey flowering stem popping up at the top of stem to right.  That will need to be cut out to keep the plant looking at its best, and encourage new leaf growth.


Turtle has been with me for the past twenty years and is now being swallowed up as the Flapjacks here encroach on his territory.  Who knows, maybe one day he'll be lifted up by a Flapjack!

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20 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That is really a very attractive plant!! And the turtle surrounded by it...phenomenal image.

Jeanne said...

TOTALLY LOVE THIS PLANT OF YOURS, AND THE TURTLE HIDING OUT IN THE COOL OF THE LEAVES IS VERY CUTE. GREAT PLANT CAROLE. HUGS TO YOU FROM THE LONE STAR STATE

Jeanne said...

BY THE WAY, I LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG TOO, AND AM HAVING FUN SEEING IT !

Tomoko said...

Just pretty plants in the sun light!!!
Greeting from Japan

Montanagirl said...

I have never heard of a Flapjack plant. It's really striking with it's red-tipped leaves!

Andrea said...

That is a lovely plant, the color of the margins brought darker by the intense sunlight. However, i think it gets invasive in a little while, just like the Kalanchoe tabernaemontana!

DeniseinVA said...

Very nice Carole, lovely photos of this very pretty plant. I also like your turtle and the planter on the pedestal.

Evelyn S. said...

What a beautiful succulent, Carole! Do you have severe winters?....the succulents I like (small ones) don't do well in winter. (So glad you have a secondary blog, too...beautiful like the first one.)

Mike said...

Beautiful plant! Looks like a succulent.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i bet those are easy to take care of, i hope. they such have character. ( :

Susan said...

Hi Carole, just loving your Flapjacks, they're gorgeous and so healthy. Having left a garden behind when we recently moved location, a small pot of Flapjacks was included in my "got to keep" collection of succulents. I was drawn by their beautiful big leaves and colours. I do appreciate your hint of removing the grey stalk to promote leaf growth. Thankyou :D)

Jan Castle said...

These are the biggest I have ever seen Carole! They certainly are beautiful - I can see why you like them....cut me a piece please (LOL)!
Hugs,
Jan

Carole M. said...

Evelyn - not what you'd call severe winters at all. Barely a frost sums it up.

Deanna said...

The colors are wonderful and look so beautiful at the base of that lovely urn.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Stunning! The Klanchoe here come in small pots.

Ida said...

The Flapjack plant is so cool looking. Such pretty colors. I would enjoy having one of these in my garden. Your turtle is neat too.

Arija said...

Nice how easy succulents are to strike. A very pretty plant indeed.

Bob Bushell said...

The Flapjack is a plant, I thought it was something you eat, ha ha.

Rambling Woods said...

Awww... love Turtle and Flapjack. There is something wonderful about having plant (and turtle) friends... Thank you for linking in.. Michelle from Nature Notes...

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