Flaming Katy outdoors.


–The big one, which had orange flowers, has been on the veranda for most of the summer while the small one (expecting cerise flowers here) has mostly been situated in the window sill indoors because it is so light it could easily get carried away by the wind!

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana are short-day plants which means they flower when the day is shorter than 12 hours. 

–The growth has been fine. 


På verandaen i dag.


Salat, mynte, Lobelia, hvitløk, markjordbær (med søte avleggere dog ingen bær), elefantfot. (Beaucarnea recurvata), ildtopp (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana), reddiker og spirende gulrøtter; fire potter med eplespire og to potter (nærmest Millies solseng) med andre trær som skal plantes ut på parsellen i kolonifange-leiren. Inne i stuen står de største hvitløkene og henger.

Eplespirer skal plantes ut:




Flaming Katy. How old can it get?


How old is your Flaming Katy?

Two days ago I repotted this Flaming Katy, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, which I found earlier this winter. Someone left it in the staircase in the building where I live. No idea who put it there, and it’s really not important. What is important is asking how old a Flaming Katy can get! How old can Flaming Katy get when grown as a potted houseplant indoors for the most part and occasionally outside in the summer?

How old is your potted Flaming Katy? How tall did it grow? My Flaming Katy-plant is probably a couple of years old, if we add the time it took to grow this plant before it was sold. But I’ll count its years from the day I found the plant: 9. December, 2020.

Oh, and I almost forgot to tell you that I give the plant rainwater instead of tap water!



Ildtopp arvet potte!





Her hjemme går blomsterpotter og jord i arv til nye planter! Ny jord må dog fylles på iblant.

I dag pottet jeg om ildtoppen, KALANCHOE BLOSSFELDIANA. Ildtoppen arvet potten etter julestjernen.som jeg pottet om i går. Julestjernen arvet den hvite potten og jord etter flere års basilikumdyrking. Og så videre.

Ildtoppens gamle potte står til venstre.