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Kalanchoe luciae 'Oricula'


Scientific Name

Kalanchoe luciae 'Oricula'


Kalanchoe 'Oricula'

Scientific Classification

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


Kalanchoe luciae 'Oricula' is a mutation of Kalanchoe luciae. It is a succulent plant that grows up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall and has interesting leaves arranged in rosettes. The leaves are up to 6 inches (15 cm) long, grey-green to yellowish-green with red margins, and curled back around. In some cases, They will completely turn a vibrant red, especially with cool winter temperatures.

Kalanchoe luciae 'Oricula'

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USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Paddle Plant is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 °F (-6.7 °C), it is best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun. Plant in well-drained potting soil in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

Water regularly, when the soil dries about an inch (2.5 cm) down into the pot or ground. Paddle Plant is very drought tolerant. It is susceptible to overwatering, however, so err on the side of not watering when unsure.

Fertilize Paddle Plant lightly during the growing season. Withhold fertilizer during fall and watering for both indoor and outdoor plants.

Protect from slugs and snails which permanently disfigure the leaves.


Kalanchoe luciae 'Oricula' is a mutation of Kalanchoe luciae discovered by Ron van Leeuwen. It is erroneously distributed as a mutation of Kalanchoe thyrsiflora.


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