A few months ago a wonderful plant loving neighbor and I went on a little trip to a little nursery in a neighboring town. We both bought an interesting succulent that I was unable to identify even after extensive research! I'm like that....I like to know the names of my plants so I can check to make sure I'm caring for them properly. One source told me "wait until it blooms" and then you'll have a better idea. Well my friends, the succulents have bloomed fabulously, couldn't get any better than this!
And the name of our mystery succulent? Sennicio oribe gorge. Where is oribe gorge? Well I"ll tell you, it's in South Africa in a gorgeous mountain range. Isn't that exciting? I have a little bit of South Africa growing right here in my container garden!
As you may or may not know, even more exciting is that succulents are so easy to reproduce from cuttings, you just stick the cuttings in the soil and they root. So next year I plan to have a whole lot more blooming succulents just like these. Yippee!
And just for fun, courtesy of Wikipedia, (source here) I thought I'd show you a photo of Oribi Gorge, known to some as the Grand Canyon of South Africa.
My mystery succulent originates here? Wow. South Africa looks like a gorgeous country, and I have some very lovely readers from South Africa, so I do feel just a little bit connected to this far away place! And now we know that one can also do armchair traveling through container gardening! Love it.