Panda Plant

Kalanchoe tomentosa

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This is an interesting houseplant with small, fuzzy leaves that have brownish-red markings around its edges. It has an erect, bushy habit. In cultivation, they rarely flower if they do, greenish-yellow, fragrant tubular flowers are produced in early spring. As such, this species is primarily grown for its foliage within homes or offices.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Propagation

Cuttings

Easily propagated by leaf cuttings, softwood cuttings. Semi-hardwood cuttings and hardwood cuttings. Tip* Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Special features

Attractive leaves

Leaves are furry, greyish green in colour with brown spotted tips. These leaves are mainly oval shaped.

Special features

Origin

Madagascar

Environment

Light

Partial Sun, Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Crassulaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

None

Problems

Susceptibility to scale, mealy bugs and mites, and potential disease problems include root rot and powdery mildew.

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