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Kalanchoe serrata

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kalanchoe (kal-un-KOH-ee) (Info)
Species: serrata (sair-AY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Bryophyllum lauzac-marchaliae

19 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative olddude On Aug 19, 2012, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

This is an incredibly invasive plant here in the the Keys. Be it the pups that fall off or even a broken leaf they will root anywhere.

Positive BobThree On Dec 29, 2010, BobThree from Sacramento, CA wrote:

An easy to grow plant, does well in most soil types.
Our original specimen was collected in the Florida Keys and transplanted to Sacramento California where it does very well, even with irregular watering.
Does not tolerate frost.


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

Hesperia, California
Sacramento, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Merritt Island, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Winter Garden, Florida
Brunswick, Georgia
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Elsa, Texas
Mcallen, Texas
Mission, Texas
Salineno, Texas

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