Succulent News


Today’s succulent is Kalanchoe. There are many varieties and they grow well in Florida. Most have clusters of bell-shaped flowers. I have a large variety in my big container of succulents in my yard that has pale gray/green leaves with purple marks. I have others with serrated pale green leaves and of course” mother of thousands” which has many plantlets on each leaf. All of these are easily propagated from leaves, plantlets or stems. One I would like more of is flap jacks which have round light green leaves with red edges. My favorite is Panda or Kitty because both grown rapidly and are very attractive with thick fuzzy leaves with brown tips. Kalanchoes can adjust to bright light and grow well in the ground but they get very leggy in low light. They can not tolerate frost so bring them inside.

Panda kalanchoe

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