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Kalanchoe Donkey Ears in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Kalanchoe Gastonis-bonnieri

 

Kalanchoe Donkey Ears

Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri is a fast growing succulent that grows to 50cm in height and spread. The leaves are very long, bronze-green coloured and are covered with a waxy white covering spotted with maroon-brown blotches. The terminal inflorescence appears in autumn and will grow to a 1m tall stalk that branches near the top with several clusters of calyces holding dark reddish-salmon petals with flared tips and yellow interior.

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plant Features
  • Kalanchoe Donkey Ears likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Kalanchoe Donkey Ears likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Kalanchoe Donkey Ears is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Kalanchoe Donkey Ears likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Kalanchoe Donkey Ears

Latin name

Kalanchoe Gastonis-bonnieri

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Kalanchoe Donkey Ears likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Kalanchoe Donkey Ears is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Kalanchoe Donkey Ears likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Kalanchoe Donkey Ears likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Kalanchoe Donkey Ears is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Kalanchoe Gastonis-bonnieri

Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri is a fast growing succulent that grows to 50cm in height and spread. The leaves are very long, bronze-green coloured and are covered with a waxy white covering spotted with maroon-brown blotches. The terminal inflorescence appears in autumn and will grow to a 1m tall stalk that branches near the top with several clusters of calyces holding dark reddish-salmon petals with flared tips and yellow interior.


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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