This is our Christmas Cactus. We got it six years ago and it's been in a hanging basket next to the orchid bench ever since. I would imagine we should think about repotting it soon.
It's a gorgeous flowering plant, reliably blooming, as it's name suggest, every holiday season.
This post is not about that, however. It's about the alien that came along with it.
I'm talking about the volunteer, or weed if you will, Kalanchoe daigremontiana that grew out of the side of the basket.
It's almost taken over the basket but it still let's the Christmas cactus alone. It puts out thousands of pretty little lavender flowers. It also produces little leaflets that drop off to create new plant, giving is the common name of Mother of Thousands.
Funny, though. None of those little leaflets that have dropped off have created any new plants. It seems content to crowd in with the Christmas cactus.
Apropos of nothing, the camellia next to it is also blooming, giving us a very colorful corner of the garden in this California winter.
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