Mediterranean succulents - The Genus Kalanchoe

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The Kalanchoe ( syn = Kalankoe) are succulents with hanging bell flowers. They have shapes and original colors. This genus of succulent is very heat and sunshine resistant, but some of them don't like cold weather. They may be planted in ground but the most sensitive must be protected. Bring it inside before the first night frost! The Kalanchoe need no particular care, they grow by themselves! Of course, they can live indoor the whole year, but they prefer spend their times, outside, at the end of spring to the end of autumn. Give them water once a week and very few in winter. Don't forget the soil of a Kalanchoe must be kept moist if the succulent is in a container: there is no risk of frost!

 

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Kalanchoe beharensis:

The kalanchoe beharensis or " elephant's ear Kalanchoe" is one of the very large succulents. Its leaves are rigid but soft as velvet and hairy covered. They protect the succulent and recover the water. It loses its lower leaves in summer and forms a plant that can reach 3 meters highLearn more....

Kalanchoe beharensis cares:

kalanchoe beharensis exposure: full sun for mature plant or part sun. kalanchoe beharensis cold hardiness: -2 C. Moderate watering all time. Kalanchoe beharensis propagation: by stem cuttings or by a piece of leaf cuttings

Kalanchoe beharensis.


Kalanchoe beharensis 'Fang':

The Kalanchoe beaharensis 'Fang' is a cultivated variety from the Kalanchoe beharensis. This succulent is less hight. The leaves tend to brown. This plant is named  for the" fang like" texture on the underside of the leaves.Learn more...

Kalanchoe beharensis 'Fang'cares:

Kalanchoe beharensis 'Fang' exposure: full sun for mature plant or part sun. kalanchoe beharensis 'Fang' cold hardiness: -2 C. Moderate watering all time. Kalanchoe beharensis 'Fang' propagation: by stem cuttings or by a piece of leaf cuttings.
Kalanchoe beharensis Fang


Kalanchoe daigremontiana:


Kalanchoe Daigremontiana is a succulent with dark spotted leaves. This prolific Kalanchoe is able to grow full sun and doesn't need watering. In summer, its "babies" are hung at the leaves. This plant can be confused with Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii'
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Kalanchoe daigremontiana care:

Full sun (preferable) exposure; moderate watering for plant in container (unecessary in ground); frost hardiness: -4C (25F); propagation  by vegetative reproduction
Kalanchoe daigremontiana


Kalanchoe delagoensis:

The leaves of the Kalanchoe delagoensis are very surprisisng. They looks like matches. This succulent creates a rod of about fifty centimeters, after which the flowers hang bell-shaped. Light brown leaves with black spots. Very prolific. The culture of this species of Kalanchoe is easy on the Mediterranean coast. The Kalanchoe delagoensis reachs one meter tall easily.Learn more...

Kalanchoe delagoensis cares:

Kalanchoe delagoensis exposure. Kalanchoe delagoensis hardiness: -2C (28F). Moderate watering all time. Kalanchoe delagoensis propagation: by vegetative propagation.

Kalanchoe delagoensis


Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi:

Kalanchoe fedtchenkoi grows in any soil and forms a little bush. Velvety to the touch, the red margins leaves are bluish green and 5cm long. The Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi reaches 50 cm high.Learn more...

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi cares:

Kalanchoe fedtchenkoi exposure: Mid shade or full sun. Kalanchoe fedtchenkoi hardiness: -4 C (25 F). Kalanchoe fedtchenkoi watering: moderate all time. Kalanchoe fedtchenkoi: propagation: by stem cuttings, leaf cuttings, and vegetative propagation.

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi


Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri


The Kalanchoe gastonis bonnieri is a medium succulent. It reachs 30 cm hight, without the flower. The leaves are rigid. They are green and dark spotted. They are they are jagged when the plant is mature.
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Kalanchoe gastonis bonnieri care:

Full sun exposure, Kalanchoe gastonis bonnieri hardiness: 0C (32F); moderate watering, but keep wet soil.
Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri


Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii':

Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii' grows tall with jagged leaves on which sprout new small plants.The leaves are medium green above and blotched with purple underneath.
Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii' elongates vertically upwards by as much as 30 cm, at the flowering season (winter) and becomes a one meter tall succulent. This plant can be confused with Kalanchoe daigremontiana.
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Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii' cares:

Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii' exposure: Mid shade or full sun. Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii' hardiness: -4 C (25 F). Moderate watering all time. Remove the 'Babies', this is a very invasive plant. Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii' propagation: by stem cuttings or vegetative propagation.

Kalanchoe 'Houghtonii


Kalanchoe humilis (Kalanchoe 'Partridge'):

The Kalanchoe humilis has purple stripes on its green and rigid leaves. In summer a flower spike with small purple blossoms appears from the center of the open rosette. Learn more...

Kalanchoe humilis (or Kalanchoe 'Partridge') care:

Kalanchoe humilis exposure: part sun or full sun. Kalanchoe humilis hardiness: -2 C (28 F). Moderate watering all time. Kalanchoe humilis propagation: stem cuttings.

Kalanchoe humilis

Kalanchoe laetivirens:

Kalanchoe laetivirens is a succulent with green and rubbery textured leaves. It is native from Madagascar.Learn more...

Kalanchoe laetivirens care:

Kalanchoe laetivirens exposure: part sun or full sun. Kalanchoe laetivirens hardiness: -2 C (28 F). Moderate watering. This Kalanchoe can become invasive.

Kalanchoe laetivirens


Kalanchoe laxiflora


The Kalanchoe laxiflora is a small kalanchoe (30 cm tall) with brown and green leaves. This succulents looks like the Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi (look at the leaves). The main difference is the flower. The Kalanchoe laxiflora is a hardy Kalanchoe.
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Kalanchoe laxiflora care:

Full sun exposure; Kalanchoe laxiflora hardiness: -4C (25F); moderate watering. Kalanchoe laxiflora propagation: stem cuttings.
Kalanchoe laxiflora


Kalanchoe luciae:


The Kalanchoe luciae become a big succulent of 80 cm. This Kalanchoe has large and rigid leaves. The old ones become red at sun, in winter. The leaves are red margined. The young leaves are covered by a white bloom. The stem is 4 cm large and rigid.Learn more...

Kalanchoe luciae care:

Kalanchoe luciae exposure: full sun or part sun; Kalanchoe luciae hardiness: -2C (28F), moderate watering all time.
Kalanchoe luciae


Kalanchoe marmorata:


The Kalanchoe marmorata is a 30 cm tall succulent, when it is growing in container. It reachs 130 cm into the wild. The leaves are green (sometimes yellow in winter) with purple markings.
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Kalanchoe marmorata cares:

Kalanchoe marmorata exposure: Mid shade or full sun. Kalanchoe marmorata hardiness: -2 C (28 F). Watering: moderate all time. Kalanchoe marmorata propagation: by stem cuttings.

Kalanchoe marmorata


Kalanchoe marnieriana:

The Kalanchoe marnieriana is a 30 cm tall succulent. This plant forms a small shrub. The leaves are pale blue, and red margined. They are glabrous and ovoid. The Kalanchoe marnieriana can form aerian roots.
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Kalanchoe marnieriana care:

Full sun exposure; Kalanchoe marnieriana hardiness: -2C (28F); moderate watering, but it is better to keep a moist soil. Propagation by stem cuttings or vegetative reproduction.
Kalanchoe marnieriana


Kalanchoe millotii:


Small kalanchoe with pale green and hairy leaves. Be careful with the hardiness!

Kalanchoe millotii care:


Kalanchoe millotii exposure: full sun. Kalanchoe millotii hardiness: 0C (32 F). Moderate watering all time
Kalanchoe millotii


Kalanchoe orgyalis:


This succulent is also called Kalanchoe orgyalis 'Copper Spoons'. The Kalanchoe orgyalis have a bronze coloured dust on green leaves. They are short hairy.
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Kalanchoe orgyalis care:

Kalanchoe orgyalis exposure: Mid shade, part sun or full sun. Kalanchoe orgyalis hardiness: -2 C (28 F). Watering: moderate.
Kalanchoe orgyalis


Kalanchoe pinnata:


The Kalanchoe pinnata is a succulent with green leaves. They are red jagged. The leaf is medium (15 cm x 6), slim but rigid. The stem creates red branches if the plant is located full sun.
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Kalanchoe pinnata care

Full sun exposure; Kalanchoe pinnata hardiness: unhnown (probably 0C or 32F); maoderate watering.
Kalanchoe pinnata


Kalanchoe pumila:


The Kalanchoe pumila is a low Kalanchoe with blue grey leaves and pink flower. It can be used like a groun cover. Sweet succulent.

Kalanchoe pumila care:

Kalanchoe pumila exposure: part sun or full sun. Kalanchoe pumila hardiness: -4 C (25 F). Moderate watering all time. Kalanchoe pumila propagation: stem cuttings.

Kalanchoe pumila
Pink flower of the Kalanchoe pumila:
Kalanchoe pumila


Kalanchoe rhombopilosa var. rhombopilosa:


The leaves of the Kalanchoe rhombopilosa are very brittle. They are green, for the youngest, or brown, for the old one. They look like a triangle. This small succulent doensn't like the low temperatures.
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Kalanchoe rhombopilosa care:


Kalanchoe rhombopilosa exposure: Part sun or full sun. Kalanchoe rhombopilosa hardiness: 0C (32 F). Moderate watering all time. Kalanchoe rhombopilosa propagation: leaf cuttings.
Kalanchoe rhombopilosa


Kalanchoe schimperiana


Kalanchoe schimperiana is a plant native from Tanzania wher it lives at more than 2000meters hight. The leaves are thin and velvetly. It forms a more than 50 cm hight tuft.

Kalanchoe schimperiana care:

full sun; moderate watering; cold hardiness: -2C (28F); propagation by stem cuttings.
Kalanchoe schimperiana


Kalanchoe serrata:

Kalanchoe serrata forms a 60 cm hight bush. The plant is native from Madagascar. Learn more...

Kalanchoe serrata care:

Full sun or part sun; cold hardiness: -2C (28F); moderate watering; propogation by leaf (vegetative propagation)

Kalanchoe serrata


Kalanchoe sexangularis:


The Kalanchoe sexangularis is 80 centimeters tall, with rubbery textured leaves which turn really red at sun. The Kalanchoe elongates vertically upwards by as much as 30 cm at the flowerin season (winter).Learn more...

Kalanchoe sexangularis care:

Kalanchoe sexangularis exposure: full sun or part sun; Kalanchoe sexangularis hardiness: -2C (28F), moderate watering all time; Kalanchoe sexangularis propagation: by stem cuttings.
Kalanchoe sexangularis


Kalanchoe suarezensis:


Kalanchoe suarezensis is a Kalanchoe native from Madagascar which grows on limestone. This succulent,when it is mature, is 50 cm hight. The leaves are green and thick but are not flreshy. They support the "babies" at the end (it is usual for many Kalanchoe). The stem is 3 cm in diameter.
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Kalanchoe suarezensis care:

Full sun exposure; moderate watering, Kalanchoe suarezensis haardiness: 0C (32F); propagation by vegetative propagation or stem cuttings
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Kalanchoe suarezensis


Kalanchoe synsepala
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The Kalanchoe synsepala is a rare Kalanchoe with rigid and green leaves with red margins. Mature, this succulent creates some arching runners (stolons) where the offsets are hanging.Learn more...

Kalanchoe synsepala care:

Kalanchoe synsepala exposure: full sun or part sun; Kalanchoe synsepala hardiness: -2C (28F). Moderate watering all time (the soil must be wet).
Kalanchoe synsepala


Kalanchoe tomentosa:

The Kalanchoe tomentosa has a dark grey and hairy leaves with gold edges. It can reach 50 cm and blooms in summer.

Kalanchoe tomentosa  care:

Kalanchoe tomentosa exposure: full sun for mature plant or part sun. Kalanchoe tomentosa hardiness: -2 C (28 F). Moderate watering all time. Kalanchoe tomentosa propagation: by leaf cuttings or stem cuttings.

Kalanchoe tomentosa


Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier':

Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier' has a dark grey and hairy leaves with brown chocolate edges. It can reach 80 cm and blooms in summer.Learn more...

Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier' care:

Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier' exposure: full sun for mature plant or part sun. Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier' hardiness: -2 C (28 F). Moderate watering all time.Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier' propagation: by stem cuttings or leaf cuttings.

Kalanchoe tomentosa Chocolate Soldier


Kalanchoe 'Vivien'


Kalanchoe 'Vivien' is a chance hybrid between Kalanchoe luciae and Kalanchoe sexangularis. Learn more...
Kalanchoe 'Vivien' care:
Full sun (better) or part sun; moderate watering when the plant is growing hard; cold hardiness: -2C (28F); propagation by stem cuttings.
Kalanchoe Vivien