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Scientific Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Pronunciation: kal-un-KOH-ee bloss-fel-dee-AY-nuh
Common Name: kalanchoe
Family Name: Crassulaceae
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Indoor foliage plant, Succulent or Cacti
Key ID Features: Leaves thick, fleshy, crenate; corymb of numerous, small, star shaped flowers in varying colours.
Course(s): HORT 1155, HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Dense, Spreading, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Africa (Madagascar)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Hanging basket, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Succulent
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate, Ovate
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Attenuate, Obtuse
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Pink, Red, Dark-red, Orange
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep, Oct, Can flower any month
Additional Info: The double-flowered series of cultivars may be listed as Calandiva in some reference sources

Fruit Type: Follicle
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Not showy, Accessory tissue

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Succulent leaves, Succulent stems

Propagation: Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Crown rot, Mites, Root rot, Scale insects, ( Drought resistant )
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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