Greens at home | Kalanchoë

Thinking of adding some shelves to my kitchen, I went to my local IKEA store the other day. I didn’t find anything that came close to the idea I had in mind, and spent some time drinking coffees and wandering around looking at the different styled rooms. There are always some clever solutions and ideas that inspire me and I can use at my own home in some way.

At the kitchen department I bought one of the black boxes I had my eye on for some time. Originally a washing-up bowl, it looked to me like it would be a great and sturdy pot for some plants. I’m not usually a fan of single plants in pots, and and I thought this big, and most of all, black, bowl would really add something to the small plants.

At IKEA I chose some Kalanchoë with deep green leaves from the 
collection of new in-and outdoor plants at the greens department. Not the first plant I would go for as most are really colourful, I picked out the white flowering plants as I loved the green and white in combination with the large black pot.
The small flowering plants are the Kalanchoë Calandiva and the larger one on the table Lucky Bells, a newly designed type with pale green flower clusters that resemble lanterns at the end of their stems.

The good thing is that they can be kept both indoors and outdoors, where they will flourish even more. If you like colour you should have a look here at where you will also find a new DIY idea for your plants.  

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