I have always known this plant as a pencil plant. Its scientific name is Euphorbia Tirucalli. It is also known as a pencil cactus or milk brush, due to its white sap, but it is actually a succulent. I’ve never before seen one turn red as this one did. Click on photo to enlarge it.
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Nearly Xmas and Cee’s Poinsettia is a must-see
I love that in more northern climes, succulents give us the illusion that flowers are blooming all year long. I love the subtle shades in this one.
Back when I lived in a place where flowers didn’t bloom year round, I always felt that my succulents were a flower of sorts. This jade plant blooms like a flower rising above the falling foliage of its pot companion.
Ms. Bee, Ms. Bee, how much more lush could a sedum be?
(An interesting fact revealed to me by a bee scholar is that worker bees are females without ovaries, not males, so my former usage of Mr. Bee was incorrect. Now who would know that??? He who knows all: Forgottenman!!!)
The beginnings of flowers are often even more spectacular than the finished product. I love this starburst effect on one of my most prolific succulent plants.
For more flowers, check out Cee’s site: http://ceenphotography.com/2016/01/05/flower-of-the-day-january-5-2016-teddy-sunflower/