Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe spp.

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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”).
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Winter, Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Compost, Loam

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Crassulaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Red, Orange
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