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Panda Plant Chocolate Soldier in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Kalanchoe Tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier'

 

Panda Plant 'Chocolate Soldier'

Tomentosa is a popular houseplant with dark-red rimmed, velvety foliage. The kalanchoe tomentosa grows up to approximately 45cm with a thick stem that produces branches and many groups of leaves, once it matures. It is easy to care for. 'Chocolate Soldier' is an attractive small, slow growing succulent that can reach 60cm tall, with narrow pale brown-green leaves that are covered in tiny hairs. In summer it produces yellow-green flowers with dark brown petal tips, but flowering is not that common.

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plant Features
  • Panda Plant Chocolate Soldier likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Panda Plant Chocolate Soldier likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Panda Plant Chocolate Soldier is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Panda Plant Chocolate Soldier likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Panda Plant 'Chocolate Soldier'

Latin name

Kalanchoe Tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier'

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Panda Plant Chocolate Soldier likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Panda Plant Chocolate Soldier is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Panda Plant Chocolate Soldier likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Panda Plant Chocolate Soldier 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 Panda Plant Chocolate Soldier is 0.25meters x 0.60meters 0.25 M 0.60 M

Kalanchoe Tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier'

Tomentosa is a popular houseplant with dark-red rimmed, velvety foliage. The kalanchoe tomentosa grows up to approximately 45cm with a thick stem that produces branches and many groups of leaves, once it matures. It is easy to care for. 'Chocolate Soldier' is an attractive small, slow growing succulent that can reach 60cm tall, with narrow pale brown-green leaves that are covered in tiny hairs. In summer it produces yellow-green flowers with dark brown petal tips, but flowering is not that common.


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Although this plant can flower within it's natural habitat - it's rare to see flowers bloom indoors, so it's grown for primarily it's foliage within homes. If your lucky enough to get it to flower, then you will see lovely small tubular shaped flowers bloom at the tips of the branches.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Use a cacti and succulent potting mix, or your own mix which drains easily (part sand). The panda plant is a slow grower which will only need re-potting once every 2 years and then less once it matures.

 

Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Leaf cuttings can be taken and planted in new soil during spring. Give the leaf cutting a week of drying out before re-potting, then you can expect them to begin rooting within 4 weeks.

 
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