Plant 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?
This 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.
It 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.
It 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.
I 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.
The ‘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!
I 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 🙂