Kalanchoe Tomentosa Panda Plant
This is a beautiful slow growing perennial succulent plant with dense white felt-like hairs covering the entire leaf eventually forming an upright small shrub that will reach about 35-45 cm. It is a very attractive but polymorphic species and there are many cultivars with color variants.
Kalanchoe Tomentosa is widely recognized by its common name “Panda Plant”. This is a summer dormant succulent having gorgeous grayish-green leaves. With their origin in Madagascar, these plants belong to the Crassulaceae family. Kalanchoe Tomentosa grows up to 1.5 feet in height and is a great way to add a little flair to any room or garden.
Panda Plant is a fast-growing variety. These plants need low maintenance.
This perennial plant produces bright yellow and pink flowers in the late spring to summer months.
Most succulents can go weeks without any water at all, but this plant will still flourish. It will only need to be watered on dry days. So, if you are looking for a succulent that can tolerate neglect, then Kalanchoe Tomentosa is perfect for you.
Cactus and the succulent potting mix should be used to ensure this plant's health and longevity. A good mix will prevent the plants from rotting and will help prevent soil-borne diseases.
Kalanchoe Tomentosa belongs to the hardiness zone of 11 to 12. These plants are not frost tolerant and cannot survive in temperatures less than 59° F (15° C).
Panda Plant requires bright sunlight but can tolerate partial shade as well.
Propagating Kalanchoe Tomentosa is very easy and can be done by stem and leaf cuttings in the spring.
Kalanchoe Tomentosa is a wonderful houseplant that is great to have in the house. With bright green leaves, the panda succulent plant is sure to make an impression.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Spring and summer|
|Common Name||Panda plant|
|Hardiness Zone||11 – 12|
|Pot Size||2 inch|
|Scientific Name||2 Inch Kalanchoe tomentosa panda plant|
|Shape||Multi branched /shrub|
|Sun Exposure||Bright sunlight|