This "Silver Plate" Kalanchoe was a gift from my mother-in-law, for Father's Day.
flowering in shade, Huntington Gardens, Southern California end of October
flower up close mid November southern California
mature flowers end of December Southern California
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, young plant in habitat.
K.thyrsiflora in cultivation, mature plant in bud, does not normally produce offsets and dies after flowering
K.thyrsiflora, one of only a few Kalanchoe with sweetly scented flowers
At a nursery.
the real thing
showing some color, though not nearly as much as seen in K luciae
This is the Huntington's plant showing about the maximum color change I have seen of this particular species- March in So California
colony of plants at the Huntington collection, southern California
Huntington Gardens, California November
now THIS is the real thing... note the bright yellow color of its flowers... not the white of the much more common Kalanchoe luciae which is often misidentified as this species.
November, southern California
This beauty had red tips until we moved it out of direct sun. It is now a gorgeous green