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