Cultivation and Propagation: It is very easy to culture and makes an interesting plant in any collection and is rewarding. It is also easy to take care as indoor plant.
Potting mix: They thrive in nutrient poor soils consisting of equal parts of loam and sand, with pumice or lava grit added to ensure good drainage.
Exposure: Mature plants do best in full sun to partial shade.
Watering: It needs moderate watering in autumn and spring while in summer it should be watered thoroughly and allowed to dry before watering again. In winter give only occasional watering (only when the plant starts shriveling), but it will generally grow even in winter if given water. These plants will survive on neglect. Over-watering is the most common cause of plant failure.
Frost resistance: prefers intermediate to warm temperatures but it is hardy to -2 ° C for short periods.
Propagation: It is propagated by removal of small offsets at the base of the main plant or by leaf and stem cuttings. It grows easily roots at the end of a leaf stalk which has fallen onto ground. New plants are ready within months.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Elephant's ear kalanchoe|
|Frost Tolerance||14 c|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Scientific Name||Kalanchoe beharensis|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
Plant arrived in fine shape and probably 6 or 8 inches tall. I didn't realize when I bought it that it has the potential to get 2 or 3 feet tall (or bigger if you can keep it outside all year long). Definitely a keeper.
Kudos to Planet Desert!!!
Great, Great, Great!!!!
Plant is doing well
This Kalanchoe was on sale and for $7 it was 8 inches tall and healthy. It not the most attractive Kalanchoe but it has its charm.