Kalanchoe Plant Features
One of the most versatile succulents, kalanchoe is prized for its pretty foliage and boldly colored flowers. Kalanchoe is a low-maintenance standout in a sunny border or a container. Some varieties also make great gift plants because they can be purchased in full bloom throughout the winter months to be grown as houseplants. Kalanchoe grows 8 to 12 inches tall and has wide, oval-shaped shaped leaves that provide interest and color even when the plant is not in bloom. Flower colors include yellow, pink, red, or white. Hardy from zones 10-11.
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Kalanchoe Growing Instructions
Place kalanchoe in a sunny spot, indoors or out. Because kalanchoe is a succulent you only need to water it when the soil feels super dry to the touch. Kalanchoe branches are tender and break easily so be careful when moving or transplanting.
Kalanchoe is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Indoors: High light
Pink, Red, White, Yellow
Low water needs
Complement your Kalanchoe with these varieties:
Plant Kalanchoe in a nest of Asparagus Fern to create a basket of color.
Mix different varieties of Kalanchoe together to create an amazing tapestry of color.
Plant a ring of Kalanchoe at the base of a large Majesty Palm to add a layer of color below.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Solider'
Chocolate Solider is a unique variety that shows off fuzzy brown leaves. It grows 24 inches tall and wide. Zones 10-11
Bearing large paddle-like leaves (perhaps pancake-like?), this striking succulent looks like an undersea creature. It can reach 24 inches tall and wide. Zones 9-10 outdoorsDesert Escape
Kalanchoe farinacea is a relatively rare species in the wild that has silvery gray leaves on upright stems. When it gets enough light, it produces showy clusters of reddish-pink flowers and grows 12 inches or so tall and wide. Zones 10-11
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Kerinci'
Kerinci is an annual kalanchoe variety that shows off clusters of rich pink flowers in spring. It can be treated as a houseplant in high-light situations.
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Lanin'
Lanin kalanchoe is a delightful annual succulent that shows off dark green leaves topped by clusters of bright orange flowers in spring. It grows 12 inches tall and wide.
Panda plant offers silver leaves densely covered in soft hairs. This plant begs to be touched! It's easy to grow in bright spots and can reach 24 inches tall and wide. Zones 10-11 as a perennial
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Queen Jodie'
Among the most elegant kalanchoe varieties, Queen Jodie offers double, rose-like flowers in a warm shade of salmon pink. It grows 12 inches tall and wide.
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Queen Lindsay'
Queen Lindsay is a beautiful annual selection that has dark green leaves that really set off the golden-yellow double flowers. It grows 12 inches tall and wide.
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Simone'
Simone is a choice annual kalanchoe that offers clusters of pure white flowers in spring and early summer. It grows 12 inches tall and wide.
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi 'Variegata'
Loved for its bright foliage, this colorful variety features scallop-shaped leaves boldly variegated in white, cream, and pink. It grows about 18 inches tall and wide. Zones 10-11