I am sure it is a Kalanchoe but which variety?
It is healthy and a clear shade of jade green, and as most succulents do here in the Canary Islands, growing to a large size in the open air.
After browsing through my books on Canary flora and checking the web without any success I decided to head up to the local Botanical Garden to see if there was any planted there.
As always, I became involved in having a look at some of my favourite spots inside the garden, but keeping an eye out for a plantation of succulents.
The orchid and fern bower looked inviting:
Bromeliads, orchids and ferns
Anthuriums do well here in the shade tunnel:
The tree with hanging Spanish moss attracts visitors with cameras:
Not really a moss, the Tillandsia usneoides belongs to the Bromeliaceae family.
Waterlily blooming on the lily pond:
And up a few steps is the koi pond, A good place to sit and rest.
I was pleased when these two ladies came and sat down to complete the peaceful scene
for my photo.
Well I didn't have any success finding that Kalanchoe in the garden, but I found that I could consult with a specialist in the office if I returned the next day. So I did that and after some checking with another colleague, the botanist told me that it could be a Kalanchoe Thyrsifolia.....but he wasn't sure.
So the search will continue! Next stop - the garden centres in case I find one there.
And to add a little more from the jazz and BBQ event in my last entry, here's Maria at Alvaro's tennis club pouring the wine for our table during the barbecue lunch:
With good music and food we all had a wonderful time!
Papas arrugadas ....those Canary wrinkled salt potatoes and the famous sauces: red and green mojos:
Papas Arrugadas con mojos
And for dessert, a flan with homemade ice cream.
I'm still on the trail of identifying that Kalanchoe so there will be more about that soon!
Thanks for dropping by. Come back again soon. ¡Hasta la vista!