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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Kalanchoe

Posted By planetnatural on Home - There are over 120 species in this genus, but the one you will most likely come across in nurseries, florists, or grocery stores is the Kalanchoe blossfeldiana.  Most kalanchoe varieties are perennial herbaceous plants, although some are annuals and shrubs.  This plant’s thick leaves vary in shape and can be either waxy or hairy.  The orange, red, white, or yellow flowers have four clusters. Some varieties produce clonal plantlets from the base or along the leaf margins.  Types of Kalanchoes Among the most common kalanchoe species, valued for their unusual foliage: Felt Buch: The Kalanchoe beharensis has fuzzy leaves with a white blush. This species often develops warty projections on the leaves’ underside. It can grow up to 4 feet tall indoors.  Chandelier Plant: the Kalanchoe delagoensis has tubular leaves with brown or maroon splotches. This species is sometimes listed as Bryophyllum tubiflora or Kalanchoe tubiflora and can grow up to 4 feet tall. Panda Plant: Kalanchoe tomentosa, or as some may call it, pussy ears. This kalanchoe species is known for its fuzzy silvery leaves with reddish-brown tips. Mother-of-thousands: Kalanchoe daigremontiana has plump toothed leaves that produce microscopical plantlets along their edges. When these fall off, it starts new plants, which can grow up to 3 feet tall. This kalanchoe variety is... Read more

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