Flower of the day

Sweet honey alike fragrance: Stephanotis flower.

‘Stephanotis floribunda syn. S. jasminoides is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae, native to Madagascar. Growing to 6 m or more, it is an evergreen woody climber with glossy, leathery oval leaves and clusters of pure white, waxy, intensely fragrant tubular flowers’. (Wikipedia)

Most wanted

The Kalanchoe Thyrsifolia originates from Madagascar and regarded as a weed on this island. But in South Africa it’s the most popular succulent plant. South Africans even have their own name for it: ‘Rooi Plakkie’ (Little Red Slice).

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“Just like a woman…”

….. says Yvonne. “Soft on the outside but be aware of the spines under the succulent leafs…”.

Alluaudia procera (origin: Madagascar)Β is one of my favourite succulent plants. Both ones in our garden are 3 year old cuttings which are now about 2 meters above the ground. Guess it will become about 10-12 meters high in time.

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Like a woman ….

…… Soft on the outside but watch out for the spines in between …. πŸ˜‰ (Alluaudia procera. Origin: Madagascar)

What I in fact want to tell is that I’m out of this blog … for one week … but be back Friday 4 October (that’s ‘Animal Day’ according to the Roman Catholic church which also happens to be my Birth Day….). Wonder if I’m going to meet Shiara …. πŸ˜‰ Should be around in this part of South Africa I understood….

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