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Kalanchoe are succulent plants. Some are mainly grown for their foliage and others for their long lasting flowers.
  • Name - Pronounced kal-an-CHOH-ee or kal-an-KO-ee.
  • Origin - Madagascar
  • Family - Crassulaceae, orpine family
  • Varieties - There are over 200 Kalanchoe species. The most common is Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (Flaming Katie), which has thick juicy green leaves and very bright flat flowers which almost cover the plant. Kalanchoe manginii has more delicate hanging bell flowers and smaller leaves. Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is a non flowering Kalanchoe, the thick leaves retain water well, and turn reddish at the edges.
  • Care Tips – Easy to look after. Enjoys a bright sunny position (warm in summer, cooler in winter). Keep plants almost dry in winter, in summer water moderately. In spring and summer feed with cactus fertilizer once a month (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana feed every 14 days during spring and summer with a flower fertilizer)
  • Flowering season - Kalanchoe blossfeldiana late winter to late spring. Kalanchoe manginii late winter to early spring.


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    Kalanchoë blossfeldiana
    Kalanchoë thyrsiflora