Yes, I've shown this kalanchoe beharensis before. And I can tell you right now that I will probably show it again. I'm completely fascinated by its leaves, which look like velvet silver:
But with a hard, slightly toasted edge:
Of course, if you look in the right light, you can see more than just the flat silver sheen of the fuzzy leaves. Look closer, and you'll notice the lighter-colored veins that radiate out from the leaf stem end:
In some lights, the silver doesn't look so rich. In some photos, it even washes out to an ugly yellow:
Sighting seems to be everything for this plant--the right conditions, but also the right companions to set off its chunky, soft, silvery texture:
I like where it was placed in the photo above. I think that next year, I'm going to literally plant it out in that part of the garden instead of leaving it stuck in a little 4" pot on top of the ground. Maybe it will get even bigger and more impressive if it has some room to stretch its roots? We shall see!
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