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Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Zinfadel'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kalanchoe (kal-un-KOH-ee) (Info)
Species: blossfeldiana (bloss-fel-dee-AY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Zinfadel

Synonym:Kalanchoe globulifera var. coccinea

11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JonasKragebaer On Jan 11, 2010, JonasKragebaer from martofte
Denmark (Zone 7b) wrote:

it blooms in short day periods, so just put it in a place where it wont get disturbed by any light from lamps and such.

Positive SudieGoodman On Nov 5, 2009, SudieGoodman from Broaddus, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Zone 8b, Heat Zone 9, deep East, TX on Lake Sam Rayburn, sandy-loam soil
How does one get her Kalanchoe to bloom?
Thank you for any suggestions.

peace & blessings from Texas

Positive jardin1228 On Jun 17, 2006, jardin1228 from Sharpsburg, MD wrote:

My husband always brings me the 'Charlie Brown' plants from the grocery store for me to revive, and the kalanchoe he gave me several years ago was no exception. It had salmon blooms on it when purchased, then I repotted it and fed it every three months and kept it outside in a partly shaded area from May-October. This year, after Christmas, it FINALLY budded and bloomed pale yellow flowers for about 2 months. I guess it reverted back to a 'base' color blossom, the pale yellow color.

Positive dvotaw On Oct 16, 2004, dvotaw from Lancaster, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

But I sometimes wish I never had any, it grows and grows and grows, can't tell you how many I have sold, gave away, I have them all over.... I just can't seem to let them croak! I have pink, red, orange and salmon colors. But can't seem to keep the colors straight, cause I have to keep breaking it off and starting new plants, and this is done when they are not in bloom.....

Positive captainswife On Mar 31, 2004, captainswife from Rosemount, MN wrote:

I have had tremendous sucess growing a glorious orange flowering kalanchoe in a cool bathroom with L shaped windows facing south and west. The pot is a non-draining one so I allow the plant to get very dry between waterings. I feed it every three months or so with flowering houseplant spikes. It blooms starting in March and continues for many months. Its bloom heads are HUGE and beautiful.
I bought a pink one a month ago. Repotted it in a non-draining pot, feed it and placed it in a different south/west location and it appears to be happily following the success of it's orange bloomed cousin!


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

Los Angeles, California
Oceanside, California
Palm Springs, California
San Diego, California
Santee, California
Loveland, Colorado
Bartow, Florida
Brooksville, Florida
Cape Coral, Florida
Clearwater, Florida
Deland, Florida
Deltona, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Melbourne Beach, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Winter Haven, Florida
Valdosta, Georgia
Sulphur, Louisiana
Westlake, Louisiana
Sharpsburg, Maryland
Jackson, Mississippi
Jackson Heights, New York
Minor Hill, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Brazoria, Texas
Broaddus, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
Deer Park, Texas
Katy, Texas
San Marcos, Texas

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