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This genus comprises 138 species of mainly shrubs and trees, or perennial succulent plants, with a few annual or biennial members. They are mostly native to Madagascar and tropical Africa, with a few from Southeastern Asia and one from North America. All species are have fleshy stems and fleshy leaves, arranged in opposite pairs. Some species are grown in cultivation as rockery or succulent garden plants or houseplants for the attractive tubular flowers, which come in a variety of colours, and for the little plantlets borne along leaf margins (common to species such as K. daigremontiana or “Mother-of-Thousands”).
Spring, Summer, Winter
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Pink, Red, Orange