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PlantFiles: Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe 'Oak Leaf'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kalanchoe (kal-un-KOH-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Oak Leaf

Cactus and Succulents

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Porphyrostachys On Jul 6, 2010, Porphyrostachys from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Surprisingly resilient hybrid! I grew this plant outside in the ground in the east valley of the Phoenix area and well away from the house for many years until the 2007 frost hit! There were two 3' foot bushes that got knocked to the ground and I figured they were certainly gone for good. Probably a month or two later I noticed buds forming at the base of the stem that I had left in the ground. Over that spring and summer, a few shoots came up from underground! The roots survived!
I'm not going to say this is a plant to go bed out in Colorado, but if you live where hard frosts happen very infrequently, there's a chance this plant will come back if it's been in the ground for a while. It was a very pleasant surprise!

Positive wormfood On Dec 11, 2008, wormfood from Lecanto, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I'm here trying to find out more about this plant, temp, how large it gets. So far, mine has been taking 38* temps. It's nestled between other plants but it's been cold enough for the 'Mother of thousands' to bloom. It propagates easily by leaf on top of the soil. Grows like crazy out in the sandy soil but not so fast in pots. Maybe it does not like the acid in the peatmoss and perlite mix in my pots.

Neutral Joan On Aug 19, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Kalanchoe beharensis x Kalanchoe millotii


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona
Lecanto, Florida

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