Photography of Roy Thoman

Chandelier Plant

We have this strange plant in our yard that a friend gave us. I was not sure what it was called, I had to look it up. It was really small when she gave it to us, it had long thin leaves with little balls on them. It turns out that the little balls create a new plant when the fall off, so we now have many more plants than we started with. The plants that we started with have gotten really tall, they are 3-4 feet tall now. They have started blooming now too. They’ve got these very pretty red bell shaped blossoms on them. So of course I wanted to photograph them, so now that I have photographed them, I thought that I better check to see what they are. I did a quick Google search and found that they are called Chandelier plants among other names. So I thought I would share my Chandelier plants with you.

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15 responses

  1. Thanks for the education. I am not familiar with Chandelier plants–though the snow constantly on the ground here this time of year makes flowers a distant memory. .

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    January 17, 2013 at 5:30 am

    • Thank you for stoping by my blog. My mom had taken some of them up north with her,they had been doing well, I need to ask if they have bloomed, they don’t like the cold. The flowers in the winter are nice, but it would be nice to take some photos of the snow too.

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      January 17, 2013 at 11:59 am

  2. Oh pretty, I’ve seen these but had no idea what it was called… Thanks for that education! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    January 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    • They are very pretty I could not resist photographing them. I’m glad that I was able to give you just one more tiny bit of knowledge.

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      January 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm

  3. Very nice. Also known as Mother of Thousands, I believe? I hope you have lots of space for many more!

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    January 18, 2013 at 8:30 am

    • Yes Rachael, that was one of the other names for them. They have a few other names too. I won’t let then get too out of hand.

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      January 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm

  4. Liana

    ohh, in the dead of northern winter, I am telling you these flowers are warm to my eyes…

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    January 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    • Thank you Liana! I’m glad I was able to bring a bit of warmth into your winter.

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      January 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm

  5. Strange and beautiful. Not a bad way to be. Wonderful images. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    • Thank you Angela, that’s what I was thinking too. They are strange, they were strange before they bloomed too. It’s a very strange but beautiful plant.

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      January 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm

  6. roy these look just like plants from my childhood. i remember sucking a drop or two of nectar from each one. not sure if they are exactly the same plant, but a lovely memory all the same! –kris

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    January 23, 2013 at 2:25 am

    • Kris, I’m glad I was able to stir up a childhood memory. I may need to try some nectar.

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      January 23, 2013 at 2:33 am

      • roy be careful! it is just a memory. ๐Ÿ˜‰ –kris

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        January 24, 2013 at 1:07 am

  7. Never seen this plant before but it’s beautiful!

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    January 31, 2013 at 2:03 am

    • I have never seen one either until our friend gave us this one. Now that I have seen the blooms though I see them all over the place. It just goes to show you that you need to train your brain to see things. What I once overlooked I now see everywhere.

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      January 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm

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