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Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Calandiva Dark Pink'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kalanchoe (kal-un-KOH-ee) (Info)
Species: blossfeldiana (bloss-fel-dee-AY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Calandiva Dark Pink
Additional cultivar information: (Calandiva® series)

Synonym:Kalanchoe globulifera var. coccinea

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral charo1 On Nov 5, 2007, charo1 from Elmont, NY wrote:

The original plant was spotted at a greenhouse in Sweden. From that point on, a plant breeder from Fides began to breed the plants. Starting with one, they now have eventually come up with over ten different colors.
The demand for Calandivas never seems to end. In Europe alone, over 200,000 reach the marketplace every week. In the U.S., this is only about 65,000 at this point because they were initially introduced in Europe. Regardless of what color you choose, the Calandivas feature large, full-headed rose-shaped blossoms with layer upon layer of fully double petals. These last for six or eight weeks.
The Calandivas are available year-round. Most of the time you’ll pay somewhat more than you would for an ordinary kalanchoe unless you find it as a discount store. But these premium plants are well worth it.


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

Clayton, California
San Diego, California
Daytona Beach, Florida
Albany, Georgia
Elmont, New York
Brazoria, Texas
Spring Branch, Texas

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