Saturday, July 30, 2011

strange formations

It's been a while. The lithops are as fine as they can be, a couple are flowering. This post isn't about them though. 
There is a succulent family in my parents' garden that is going crazy this summer. Compared to the plant itself the whole flower-formation is enormous! Anybody knows how they're called?


  1. Here in the states we call them Hen & Chicks or the botanical name is Sempervivum. Once the mother plant blooms she dies and leaves all the little baby plants.

  2. Hen & Chicks, funny name :) thank you!
    A friend of mine says they're suppose to protect the home.

    oh i see. they spend all the strength on the flowers and kids...