There are some plants where you are not quite sure exactly why you bought them. This plant is one such example. It could be for the lightly scalloped succulent leaves that are various shades of green and edged in red, Or because it comes from Madagascar, which means it fits well into my Gondwanan theme, or the flowers, which start with pearly whitish sea-green buds on top of 1’ stems, and open to salmon colored pendulous bells, or that this happens in winter. The fact that this all comes together in a compact 20″ x 20″ drought tolerant plant makes it special. The only thing we have to worry about is that it is on slightly frost hardy.
Pronunciation: kal-un-KOH-ee laks-ih-FLO-ruh
Species Meaning: Open, loose flowering habit
Kalanchoe laxiflora is native to Madagascar.
Roots easily from stem cuttings containing two or more leaves. Allow stem to callous for about 3 days, dust with hormone and then port in well draining mix.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20063
We acquired this plant from Annie's Annuals and Perennials.