Kalanchoe Succulent



Originally posted on Brotherly Love:

From Wikipedia: “Kalanchoe, also written Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë, is a genus of about 125 species of tropical, succulent flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, mainly native to the Old World. Only one species of this genus originates from the Americas, 56 from southern & eastern Africa and 60 species in Madagascar.”

When I bought this plant, along with the others, I had no idea that it was Malagasian.* (I even had no idea that someone or something from Madagascar was ‘Malagasian’, until I hear a concert of music from Madagascar years ago.) The Wikipedia article also says that some species of Kalanchoe can grow to 20 feet in height. Perhaps one day, my Kalanchoe (whom I hereby name ‘Cloey’) will stand in the shade of Arthur, my pet avocado tree. My aspiration for Arthur is for him to grow to 60 feet.

Today’s watercolor experiment:

I cheated a bit today. I used a pencil to lightly sketch the boundaries…

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