(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Native to Africa, Kalanchoe marmorata (penwiper) is a species of flowering plant in the family
It is a beautiful glabrous succulent herb that can grow up to 120 cm into the wild. It is named for its highly coloured leaves with brownish-purple blotches, which look a little like blotting paper. The erect inflorescences grow up to 10 cm in length and bear delicate starry white, four-petalled
The flowers are borne in clumps (cyme) over 5 cm in spread, 10-30 cm long.
Starry white, four-petalled, sometimes tinged with pink.
Blooming season: Blooms profusely from the end of winter to early spring..
Remarks: The Kalanchoes are short-day plants, they only bloom when they have less than 12 hours of light per day.
Cultivation and Propagation: This is a very easy to grow plant. It needs a fast-draining mix, keep it were is bright, sunny, warm and airy, but protect from the mid-day summer sun, water well during summer with dry periods between watering, during winter keep them rather dry, not completely. The leaves become redder with the cool nights of the winter but will need protection from the cold during hard freezes
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid spring|
|Common Name||Penwiper plant|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||10b to 11b|
|Height||Under 6 in. (15 Cm)|
|Origin||Central and west africa|
|Scientific Name||Kalanchoe marmorata|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|