Two years ago, I was the fortunate recipient of a passalong from Eleanor, Garden of E.. At the time, this Chocolate Chips Manfreda was a pup with no roots (does that mean it was a stray?) Surviving the Summer of Beyond Hell, it rewarded me this year with a most unique bloom spike. 5′ tall at least, reaching toward the mid-day sun.
This tough succulent fills a container that I had struggled finding something for. I love how the curving foliage follows the shape of the pot! It would most likely be a bit happier with wavier leaves in more sun, but this baby is staying put right here.
Really, how much more cool could this bloom be? Purple, aqua, yellow, green….thanks, Eleanor!