Urban Jungle Bloggers – Plant Color Pop!

June 28, 2015

urban jungle bloggers plant color pop adorablestPlant Color Pop! is the theme for Urban Jungle Bloggers for June. I’m resisting the urge to put the ‘u’ in the Australian spelling of color 🙂 The idea is we pick ONE plant, whether it be indoor or outdoor and place it in front of a coloured background. Is white a colour? 

kalanchoe flapjacks flap jacksThis Kalanchoe thyrsiflora or Flapjacks plant was given to me when a relative was downsizing and didn’t want it, along with many Zygocactus and Guzmania Bromeliads.

kalanchoe flapjacks flap jacksIt usually lives in a red pot, but the pot is actually double walled and the interior is white, so I lifted it out and added some white pebbles from the garden for the all white photo shoot.

kalanchoe flapjacks flap jacksIt wasn’t so colourful when I first received it, but since leaving it outside in the warm, winter sun (in the southern hemisphere), it has developed some pretty sunset shades.

kalanchoe flapjacks flap jacksI noticed the change more so over the last couple of weeks. I swear I haven’t enhanced the colours – they really are that vibrant! Nature is beautiful.

kalanchoe flapjacks flap jacksThe ‘white’ film on the leaves and especially the stems is a fine powder, but not a fungus. It actually helps protect them from sunburn – it’s called ‘bloom’. Don’t polish it off!

kalanchoe flapjacks flap jacksI thought this plant was so pretty it deserved to have a blank white canvas, although a mint green background would have been nice. Thanks UJB for the inspiration again 🙂

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5 Comments

  • Reply apurdylittlehouse June 28, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Love love love the peachy colour of this gorgeous plant. Beautiful against the white backdrop 🙂

    • Reply Adorablest June 29, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Thank You! or should I say Thank You to the plant who did all the work 🙂

  • Reply Green Obsessions June 29, 2015 at 12:43 am

    This is so B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. The coral hue is so bright. The colour is definitely ‘popping’ especially with the white planter.

    • Reply Adorablest June 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks 🙂 Seems a shame to leave outside where I don’t get to see it so much, but then it wouldn’t be as happy.

  • Reply joelix June 30, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Woah, that coral and lime are so pretty and the heart shapes are just endearing! Thank you for such a beautiful #plantcolourpop and wish you a lovely summer… ehmmm I mean winter for you!

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