Charlie’s Mom, who has spent nearly two weeks in the hospital with a painful back, went home for the day yesterday before returning for more physio this week. Happily, she is making good progress. Yesterday was her birthday, as well as Valentine’s Day, so it was a nice break for her to have the day at home.
When we visited, she gifted me this plant and the basket it is in, and I simply love it! It is a rather common houseplant, and I’ve seen it in the flower sections of our local supermarket. It is a Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, a succulent that belongs to the same family as Sedum. Easy to grow, and easy to propagate with the right light and moisture, I’m anxious to see if I can get it to bloom again when these luscious blossoms are spent.
This just happens to be my favorite colour combination in the garden — the pinks with oranges, apricots and reds — and I hope this little guy will be happy enough to bloom again. There are many buds to open yet.