Kalanchoe millotii Velvet Leaf Kalanchoe(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All 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.)
A member of the Crassulaceae family, Kalanchoe millotii common name is Millot Kalanchoe or Velvet leaf Kalanchoe. This hairy shrub is a bit of a dwarf, growing to a height of 30 cm maximum. The leaves are hairy and waxy, covered with hairs and hazy green in color. The plant needs six hours of bright sunlight but not direct. It is a fast-growing succulent native to Madagascar. The summer-dormant plant blooms in summer, bearing tiny white flowers. It is not a frost-hardy plant.
Millot Kalanchoe has a fast growth rate.
Kalanchoe millotii flowers are tiny and white-colored. The plant bears the flowers during summer, which is the blooming season.
The plant needs frequent watering from fall to winter, which is its active growing time. Watering should be reduced during summer, which is the dormant season. An essential part of Kalanchoe millotii care is that it should be fed bi-weekly during the growing season.
The Millot Kalanchoe soil should be well-draining. Use clay pots as they drain off well. Go in for soil that is a mixture of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite.
The hardiness zone of Millot Kalanchoe is 10b to 11b. It is not frost-hardy.
Kalanchoe millotii needs six hours of bright sun for happy growth.
Choose leaf or stem cuttings for Millot Kalanchoe propagation.
It is interesting to note that the Kalanchoe millotii, when young, look like the Cotyledon ladismithiensis. Another piece of information worth knowing about this Kalanchoe variety is that it has medicinal use - the plant is used for making medicines to treat cough. Get your hands on this one-of-a-kind species.Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz