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Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Brown Dwarf’ – Dwarf Velvet Elephant Ear

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Scientific Name

Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Brown Dwarf’

Common Names

Dwarf Velvet Elephant Ear

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Kalanchoeae
Genus: Kalanchoe

Description

Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Brown Dwarf’ is a smaller leaf form of the otherwise slow growing, succulent, tree-like shrub with leaves forming in a rosette less than six inches wide that are small, contorted and deeply dissected and covered with soft brown hairs. This plant is considerably less robust and smaller growing than the species, which can grow up to be a small tree to 12 feet (3.6 m) tall.

Kalanchoe beharensis 'Brown Dwarf' - Dwarf Velvet Elephant Ear

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How to Grow and Care

Kalanchoes are not particularly hard to grow, and the flowering varieties are highly rewarding for their colorful and long-lasting flowers. They prefer bright, sunny locations, especially in the summer growing season. During the winter, consider a south-facing window. Water moderately throughout the summer and reduce watering in the winter. Let the soil surface dry out between waterings, and in the winter, the plant can almost dry out. Watch the fleshy leaves for signs of water distress. They prefer warmth. Do not let fall below 55ºF (12.7ºC). An ordinary potting soil mix is fine. Feed bi-weekly in the summer with a liquid fertilizer, or use slow-release pellets.

Many kinds of Kalanchoe will produce tiny plantlets along the leaf margins that can be individually potted up.. – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Kalanchoe.

Origin

Garden origin.

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