Kalanchoe oryginalis

From Madagascar

Deformation of a Pachypodium geha

(origin: Madagascar. Related to Pachypodium lamerei or Madagascar Palm. Fairly rare)  

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).

“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 …

Alluaudia procera …

… originates from Madagascar and it, according to local folklore, resembles a woman: the leafs are soft on the outside but watch out for the spines underneath …

Madagascar Palm

(Pachypodium lamerei. Origin: Madagascar)

Like a woman …

Soft on the outside but beware of the spines in between …. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ (Alluaudia procera; orig. Madagascar)

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 …

Top-Down approach …

…. of the leafs of a Kalanchoe thyrsifolia from Madagascar.

These Kalanchoe leafs ….

… are always beautiful to photograph. It’s a Kalanchoe thyrsipholia originating from Madagascar and is in South Africa known under the Afrikaans name ‘Rooi Plakkie’ (‘Little red slice’).