Succulent foliage is the focus today for Foliage Follow-up hosted by Pam at Digging. I've got a growing collection of succulents with mottled or spotted foliage. The most fascinating one is Donkey Ears Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe Gastonis bonnieri).
Back in October leaf cuttings from a friend were stuck into potting soil and as they began to root a tiny little plant formed at the tip of this leaf.
I love the "mule spots" on the floppy older leaves and the silvery tone of the new leaves. Larger plants are quite stunning in a hanging basket. This spring these should be established well enough to move to a Mexican wire basket I found at a thrift store. Of course I'll post about that too!
This Manfreda was also a passalong from the same gardener. The bloom spike from this plant extends up six feet and has clusters of lily-like blooms. Right now the spotted foliage looks good against the gravel.
Macho Mocha Manfreda has a pretty color on its mottled leaves. That's a deer bite in the upper right and the deer have also eaten the tips so it has been moved into the fenced garden to prevent further damage.
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