My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design


Tropical, succulent plants with large fleshy leaves and small tubular or miniature rose shaped clusters of flowers

Kalanchoe - Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink' flowers arranged in my tiny fridge magnet for my In a nutshell design

Common name:

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë


Depending on the species but mainly Southern Africa, Madagascar, Asia and Europe


White apricot, orange, red, pink and combinations of those colours


There are more than 125 species with new hybrid plants being cultivated to withstand colder temperatures

Vase life:

It is a succulent and will last well out of water



Ornamental rock gardens, terrariums or as growing designs. Flowers work well as body flower designs


Cold water shocks the growing plant and it will shrivel up. Remove the flowering stalks as they begin to fade. Let the plant dry out before watering.

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.