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Kalanchoe Beauverdii

 

Kalanchoe 'Beauverdii'

as per ICN Description (by B. Descoings in IHSP, 2003) : Climbers, entirely glabrous. Stems slender, weak, procumbent, climbing with support, prolifically branched, woody-wiry below, several meters long. Leaves with numerous easily caducous bulbils on the teeth, very thick, succulent, sessile to subsessile or shortly petiolate, green, ± streaked with purple, usually with waxy bloom, very variable in shape and size, linear, narrowly spatulate, hastate, ovate to oblong, sometimes trilobate-hastate, 1.5 - 11 x 0.3 – 4 cm, tip acute, base slightly amplexicaul, margins entire or with some minute teeth in the apical 1/4. Inflorescences lax few-flowered cymes, pedicels 0.6 - 4 cm. FIowers pendent, calyx yellow-green, ± tinged purple, tube 1 – 10 x to 12 mm in diameter, sepals triangular, acute, 7 - 13 x 6.9 – 8,2 mm, corolla campanulate, pale green to grey-green streaked with red-purple, tube 11 - 33 mm,petals ovate to subcircular, acute, 12 - 17 x 8 - 19 mm. Cytology : n = 17 Kalanchoe beauverdii is an extremely variable species, even within populations. This variability is the reason for the numerous synonyms. The perennial Kalanchoes are cultivated as houseplants or rock or succulent garden plants. They have low water requirements, a wide variety of colours and are easy to propagate. New plants develop vegetatively as bulbils. These young plants eventually drop off and take root.

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plant Features
  • Kalanchoe Beauverdii likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Kalanchoe Beauverdii likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Kalanchoe Beauverdii is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Kalanchoe Beauverdii likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Kalanchoe 'Beauverdii'

Latin name

Kalanchoe Beauverdii

type

Perennial

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Kalanchoe Beauverdii likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Kalanchoe Beauverdii is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Kalanchoe Beauverdii likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Kalanchoe Beauverdii likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Kalanchoe Beauverdii is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Kalanchoe Beauverdii

as per ICN Description (by B. Descoings in IHSP, 2003) : Climbers, entirely glabrous. Stems slender, weak, procumbent, climbing with support, prolifically branched, woody-wiry below, several meters long. Leaves with numerous easily caducous bulbils on the teeth, very thick, succulent, sessile to subsessile or shortly petiolate, green, ± streaked with purple, usually with waxy bloom, very variable in shape and size, linear, narrowly spatulate, hastate, ovate to oblong, sometimes trilobate-hastate, 1.5 - 11 x 0.3 – 4 cm, tip acute, base slightly amplexicaul, margins entire or with some minute teeth in the apical 1/4. Inflorescences lax few-flowered cymes, pedicels 0.6 - 4 cm. FIowers pendent, calyx yellow-green, ± tinged purple, tube 1 – 10 x to 12 mm in diameter, sepals triangular, acute, 7 - 13 x 6.9 – 8,2 mm, corolla campanulate, pale green to grey-green streaked with red-purple, tube 11 - 33 mm,petals ovate to subcircular, acute, 12 - 17 x 8 - 19 mm. Cytology : n = 17 Kalanchoe beauverdii is an extremely variable species, even within populations. This variability is the reason for the numerous synonyms. The perennial Kalanchoes are cultivated as houseplants or rock or succulent garden plants. They have low water requirements, a wide variety of colours and are easy to propagate. New plants develop vegetatively as bulbils. These young plants eventually drop off and take root.


Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Easily propagated by a single leaf. Place a healthy leaf on top of the soil and watch it grow.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Kalanchoes do well in clay pots, and they must have a drainage tray that can be emptied. They’re small plants that don’t often have to be repotted.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Many people choose to throw out the plant after it is done flowering, but it can re-bloom with a bit of time and patience. Cut off the flowering head and let the plant rest for about a month. Then give it at least 12-14 hours of continuous darkness followed by 10 hours of bright light for 6 weeks to develop buds. Reduce the watering and feeding during this time. Once the buds have formed, the plant can resume its normal light conditions.

 
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