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Kalanchoe manginii (Chandelier Plant)

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Scientific Name

Kalanchoe manginii Raym.-Hamet & H. Perrier

Common Names

Chandelier Plant, Beach Bells

Synonyms

Bryophyllum manginii

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Kalanchoe manginii is an evergreen succulent perennial growing up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall and wide, with arching branches of rounded, glossy leaves. It bears few flowered, cyme like panicles of tubular, urn-shaped, red flowers, up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) or more long.

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

Native to Madagascar.

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