|Karla R's photoblog|
In my kitchen is this white flowering Kalanchoe, purchased by my husband to cheer me up after I came down with yet another virus. Discovered by French naturalist, Michel Adanson, in 1763, Kalanchoe is an Old World tropical succulent (jade family, Crassulaceae) with fleshy leaves that have scalloped edges. The flowers are small and delicate looking, and of various colors including white, and last six to eight weeks. Pronouncing its name correctly becomes a parlor game of sorts, if not an outright argument, and much is written on the Internet about that. Consulting a botanist would be the ideal if you care strongly about correctness. I do, but the local botanist is probably asleep right now in a nearby town. I hope this plant lasts longer than my recent cyclamen, which to my surprise did not like living---or did not like living here. Kalanchoe, by the way, is listed as toxic to animals so keep it away from your pets.
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