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Kalanchoe synsepala

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kalanchoe (kal-un-KOH-ee) (Info)
Species: synsepala (sin-SEP-al-uh) (Info)

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

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

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

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
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Leeanna On Jan 2, 2006, Leeanna from Sarasota, FL wrote:

Easy to grow. Grows well in a hanging basket outside all year. Never left out so far below 37 degrees.

Positive palmbob On Nov 12, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

low growing fuzzy (new leaves only) copper-leaved plant with long, lancelote leaves and tubular, somewhat dull white flowers in fall. From Madagascar.

Note: more common form is wide, plastic-leaf form with bright green coloration and pink margins... I have grown this plant often and it can 'walk' from one pot to another... meaning its flowers tend to arch over, and root in other pots... sort of a weed, but not a serious one. Very easy to grow and takes a good deal of sun, though still prefers some shade.


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

Glendale, Arizona
Brea, California
Carlsbad, California
Long Beach, California
Sebastopol, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Woodcrest, California
Holmes Beach, Florida
Sarasota, Florida

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