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Friday, June 13, 2014

Succulent Beauty








My succulents continue to delight me. Not only have they grown quite rapidly but their flowers have been interesting to observe.  Black Prince Echeveria, my first succulent, grew a strange mini-plant spike which continued to lengthen and produce red flowers.

The sunlight levels on our back deck seem perfect for them, they began to grow tall and straggly in the lower light of our front deck. They also like to be watered once or twice a week as they don't receive rainfall where I have them. 





Here is the centre of my Violet Queen Echeveria which has grown considerably since I bought her at the end of last year. She is sitting next to Black Prince in the group photos above.




Here are some of the little pups growing along Violet Queen's stem between her "leaves". I find succulent propagation quite fascinating. They can be grown from pups like this, or by pulling off leaves which then start to grow new plants at their base (whether planted or left sitting neglected), or by beheading an older plant and planting the crown/head. The beheaded stem will also start new plants. Some succulents also grow from seed.






There are many beautiful reasons to enjoy low maintenance succulents, they are far more interesting than I had ever thought.


25 comments:

Lisa said...

So invitingly green and pretty! The colours are so soft looking - it is easy to see why you are enjoying them so!!!

Leeloo said...

Magnifiques !!!!!

s.c said...

Those milky white green leaves. Beautiful.

flowersandhome said...

Seeing your beautiful photos I'd want to try and keep some succulents again myself. I tried years ago but without much success, so haven't bought any eversince.
Marian

Sarah Carletti said...

Just so beautiful. I love succulents.

Barb Brookbank said...

I can't get enough of beautiful succulents and your images are glorious.

geanina said...

great images! :)

Cathy said...

You captured the word succulent in your photos...beautiful. God gave us a profusion of flora to delight us.

Erica Sta said...

Wonderful succulents again! Great captures!
Wish you a very nice Weekend
Heidrun

Liz said...

Gorgeous images Karen!

Lisa Gordon said...

What beautiful photographs these are, Karen!
I especially love the first one, So wonderfully soft.

Have a fantastic weekend!

amanda | wildly simple said...

I adore succulents! I keep a few indoors. Yours are beautiful, and your macros & photos splendid as always, Karen.

Kelsey Boes said...

The red flowers are beautiful, and especially against the purple grey of the plant. My sister is in love with succulents right now, and we really want to put some in white pots like you have :)

Cristina Ferreira said...

São lindas as suculentas e não dão muito trabalho.
Beijos

Joy said...

Those are very pretty:)

Silvina Soave said...

Me encantan las suculentas y las tuyas están preciosas!!
Un fuerte abrazo y feliz fin de semana.

Michelle said...

That first photo showcases that succulent just perfectly.

Mary said...

Your pictures are so beautiful! It makes me want to improve mine, I'm jealous! :-))

Dirk Rosin said...

så flotte nærbilder !

SarahZ said...

So pretty!! My Mother has always been one for indoor plants, many succulents and cactus...this brought her happily to mind :)

Patch the Giraffe said...

Succulents are great! Yours look so pretty!

Anne said...

Great photos. Succulents have such wonderful shapes.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

You posted some nice work lately Karen! I enjoyed reading your posts again!! :-)

Greetings from the Netherlands! ;-)
Gert Jan Hermus
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Dorothy Adamek said...

Wow, stunning photography! So beautiful.

Ranten said...

Beautiful photos Karen!

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