I wouldn't have even bothered to take the images off my phone and share them with you, but this this picture has sparked a story.
When I passed by this pot, I immediately thought of our root-bound aloe vera. It has moved with us from home to home but has never gotten any attention. We keep it because a few years ago, it started sending up a yearly flower spike. It's not a fabulously beautiful flower, but it's nice and the bloom is a bit of a novelty for us.
|Ghost plant cutting with droplet, echeveria on the right.|
I opted to keep my largest aloe (the bloomer) and use the ghost plant instead of the echeveria. I'm very pleased with how it came out. I like the matching fleshy textures of the two plants. I decided the ghost plant's analogous pointy leaves looked better than the echeveria's contrasting round leaves. I also like how the saturation of the colors is the same, but the hues themselves are complements. All this from one pot of inspiration. :)