The kalanchoe are actually a whole genus of plants in the crass or crassulaceae family (Crassulaceae). These are very pretty plants and, as with many succulents, they look as striking as they are peculiar. This, together with the natural resistance of most plants of its genus, makes kalanchoe plants highly appreciated by fans of gardening and decoration.
If you want to learn more about these curious plants, join us in this Green Ecologist article where you will see a guide on the different types of kalanchoe. We give you their names, including more than 40 species, we talk about their characteristics and we show photos of the best known and also the most curious.
This is one list of kalanchoe types, among which there are well-known species but also others that are not very widespread in homes:
Is the most popular kalanchoe and also the most common in garden establishments. It stands out for its assorted colored flowers but very alive, and for their fleshy leaves and deep green and large. To flourish it needs to be in a location with a lot of natural light input, and if conditions are not optimal it may not flower every year.
There is a specific variety of this kalanchoe called calandiva. It looks a lot like the original blossfeldiana, but its flowers are double, so its flowering is even more showy.
This peculiar plant with leaves arranged in a star shape is known for its very slow growth, although it can reach heights of up to 1 meter. Its leaves are covered with small whitish hairs, which give the plant a Soft touch and velvety. The tips of its leaves have brown spots, serrated like their margins.
East type of kalanchoe received at the time the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. It's about a hanging kalanchoe, which reaches heights of up to 30 centimeters. Its leaves are slightly serrated and fleshy at the edge, and its striking pink to red flowers, tubular or bell-shaped, sprout from very small stems. It is a plant both indoors and outdoors.
Is succulent plant receives its name from its young, which are born on the edges of its leaves and are of a beautiful pink colour, which makes them look like flowers. Unfortunately, the life span of these youngsters is quite short.
It is a hybrid between the kalanchoe delagoensis and the kalanchoe daigremontiana. To keep it in optimal condition, it is advisable to find a semi-shaded location for it.Image: Reddit
This is another of the types of kalanchoe most popular with fans of succulent plants. Its leaves, with a serrated edge and with dark spots on the underside, are born from erect stems of good thickness. It is uncommon for it to flower, but a large number of suckers grow from the jagged edges of its leaves.
This kalanchoe can be grown both in soil and in a pot, although like many other species, it needs a great deal of natural light to flourish. Their leaves are large and rounded, of a light green color in the center and pink in the end, very beautiful and decorative.
A kalanchoe native to the island of Madagascar, which grows to heights of one meter, and it is one of the fastest growing types of kalanchoe. Its leaves are fleshy and serrated, with edges marked by a darkened line. It is a crass that can be kept indoors but, like most, it cannot stand the cold.
Also native to Madagascar, this kalanchoe is characterized by being one of the largest of its kind, and is that it has a shrubby habit. It can reach heights of up to 3 meters, looking like a small tree of fleshy and large leaves.
It is evergreen, so it is commonly used to decorate gardens or spaces that should not be dirty.
Another species with the same origin as the previous two. Its name comes from the botanist Gaston Bonnier, after whom it was called. Its leaves are opposite and up to 6 centimeters in length, very beautiful and with a silver stem. They are colored light green dotted with dark spots in pattern, and its flowers are red and with a yellow corolla, very decorative.
We finished with the largest type of kalanchoeas it can reach heights up to 8 meters. This plant, also native to Madagascar, forms small or medium-sized trees, with a stem that widens at its base up to 10 centimeters in diameter and forks as it grows. Its inflorescences, of living pink and purple tones, They are the most showy and showy.
Now that you know different types of kalanchoe and if you are thinking of having one in your home, we recommend choosing well which one you can take better care of at home. In addition, we offer you a practical guide on Caring for the kalanchoe plant and what it is for.
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