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This fabulous South African plant has large pancake shaped leaves. The degree of red colouration is dependant to exposition to sunlight.


Description: Small shrub of about 90cm tall, with densely leafy stems.
Flowers: Gold yellow with a sweet perfume. The inflorescence is often taller than a person
Blooming time: The Kalanchoes are short day plants, they only bloom when they have less than 12 hours of light per day.
Leaves: Very large (up to10 cm long), flat, thick and round with tips blunt. They are, white-pruinose, and often with reddish margins in full sun. Don't touch this white bloom, as it protect the plant.
Note: This large plant dies after flowering but rest assured that there will be plenty of young plants branching out from the base.

 

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Family: Crassulaceae

Scientific name: KalanchoŽ thyrsifolia Harv.

Origin:  South Africa (Cape Province, Transvaal, Swaziland, Natal)

Habitat: Grows on hill ridges where the drainage is excellent.

Common NamePaddle plant;  Pancake Kalanchoe.

Note: This particular species of KalanchoŽ is is often confused with the very similar K. luciae.
 

 



They are lovely plants and easy to grow.
The leaves become completely red with the cool nights of the winter, but will need protection from the cold during hard freezes.

Cultivation: This is a very healthy plant and easy to grow. It need a fast draining mix, keep it were is bright, sunny, warm and airy, but protect from mid-day summer sun, water well during summer with dry periods between watering, during winter keep them rather dry, not completely. The leaves become completely red with the cool nights of the winter, but will need protection from the cold during hard freezes.

Reproduction: Cuttings or offsets in May or June, (when it is warm)

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