Sunday, April 26, 2009

Magic Bells Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe 'Magic Bells'
(kal-un-KOH-ee)

These are the buds of 'Magic Bells'

There didn’t seem to be too much information on this plant, unless you speak Dutch. It is a strange plant but attractive and certainly has a novelty aspect to it. The people at the nursery said that it is an easy plant to grow and the flowers last a long time. Don’t over water was the one cultural tip that was offered.

Here is a Begonia flower that I saw recently.


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16 comments:

keewee said...

Interesting looking plant.

VALKYRIEN said...

Never seen the first flower - and what a fun and beautiful flower! Nice photography too!

DrowseyMonkey said...

Very interesting looking plant - love the photo with the water droplets, very pretty.

david mcmahon said...

The moisture is an added bonus. Really liked your previous post, too.

Pacey said...

Oh, so they're called magic bells...We have them here but I didn't know it's name. Thanks for sharing, they all look so wonderful.

fishing guy said...

Why those bells are truly magic.

Paz said...

Magnificent flower photos!

Paz

Lilly said...

Great photos. The Magic Bells look lovely.

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Merisi said...

Those Kalanchoe buds are truly magic, beautifully captured!

I have owned Kanalchoe plants, but never looked at the buds that closely. I googled and found some more information about the plant on a German site (http://www.familie-im-web.de/familie/cybergarten/zimmerpflanzen/k/kalanchoe_blossfeldiana.html):

According to this site, Robert Blossfeld, a seed merchant from Potsdam, encountered the plant in 1928 in its native Madagascar. He took it back to Germany to breed it. He developed the house plant we know today, introducing it to trade in 1932.

The German name, "Flammendes Käthchen" (Blazing little Cathryn), paints an apt picture of this prolific bloomer, don't you think? ;-)

Congratulations on David's Post of the Day Award! :-)

Sandi McBride said...

Gorgeous photos...I'm addicted to Columbine, my Grandmother called them Fairy Bells...congrats on Post of the Day mention from David!
Sandi

Jewels said...

Beautiful texture you've captured.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Fabulous photos! Congrats on your POTD! I love these!

Grace Albaugh said...

congrats on POTD! What beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Beautiful! Congrats on the Post of the Day Award!

wenda said...

I bought a "magic Bells" plant a few weeks ago. It is amazing..already has lots of new bells and sprouting from the edge of the leaves. I have removed these seedlings and replanted them, hope they grow. I am growing it outdoors in very little shade at a temp. of about 30º. I water every night.Loved your photos