Thursday, December 2, 2010

Echeveria Macro for Macro Friday

Echeveria macro

I was given a leaf  from an Echeveria plant  in the summer by a friend. I was told to let the leaf form a callus where the leaf was taken from the parent plant. When that was done  I laid  the leaf just on the surface in a container of mostly sand.   The leaf over time grew roots and three little plantlets began to grow.  These are in a pot no bigger than three inches across.  I  have placed in the south facing window sill of my kitchen.   I hope that they survive the winter there so that I can plant them in the garden next spring.  Echeveria is a succulent come from Central and South Americca. The plant consists of fleshy leaves that form rosettes. It requires very little water and a winter temperature of 50 degrees.  

I am joining Laura at BloggingfromBolivia for Macro Friday.   Hope your week has been great and not too stressful getting ready for Christmas.   I am going to haul the Christmas tree out this weekend from  its storage place under the basement stairs.     Valerie

19 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

This is really beautiful!

justine said...

what a beautiful macro shot, I really love this

Buckeroomama said...

Very pretty! :)

Liz said...

love the detail and amont of leavesd in this leaf.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

That always amazes me...and I really want to try it. Lovely macro!

And Miles To Go... said...

this is beautiful. I love the tones!

Katie said...

This is a beautiful plant! And it's made even better by it's easy care requirements. :)

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

This is very nice Valerie - I didn't realise that 3 little plantlets would come from one leaf.

lisahudson said...

So pretty! And just goes to show there is life out here in the desert. :-) Thanks for the beautiful picture and the story behind it.

Lisa

A Garden of Threads said...

Great shot Val, have fun decorating the tree. Take care.

Sarah Jean said...

Beautiful, beautiful picture! Also, thanks for the lovely posts on my blog. Hope your holidays treat you well!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Love your macro! What a beautiful shot.

Janice said...

What a lovely plant and photo!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
I like the lighting in this shot, very nice muted tones.
Make sure you put some Christmas tunes on to help you decorate the tree!
Judith

Elizabeth's Photo Blog said...

Wonderful shot! I love the colors.

Ray said...

Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Beautiful!
We have some of these, I love how they grow from just one leaf :)

Sara Chapman said...

Makes me want to grow, photograph and post succulents. Beautiful photo, and thanks for the rooting tip. Good luck next summer!

Amy said...

Just beautiful! I love the creamy color and the haziness.