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Kalanchoe marnieriana - Marnier's Kalanchoe
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Madagascar
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Rose Pink
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [Bryophyllum marnierianum]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Kalanchoe marnieriana (Marnier's Kalanchoe) - A gray leafed succulent subshrub that grows to 12 to 18 inches tall by 2 to 3 feet feet wide with flat blue-green rounded leaves that are arranged oppositely and flatten together facing toward the branch tips like pages in a book and turn to a pink color in the winter. The rose-pink to red flowers emerge and dangle off reddish stalks at the end of the branches throughout the year - a particularly nice combination in winter when flowers are present above the pink foliage. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil - in "Dry Climate Gardening with Succulents" by Debra and James Folsom, John Trager, Joe Clements and Nancy Scott (Pantheon Books 1995) it is noted that this plant tolerates shade better than other Kalanchoe. It requires little irrigation and is cold hardy to 25F to 28F (USDA Zone 9b). This plant comes from moist rocky sites in northeast Madagascar. It is also closely related to Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi and K. laxifolora and is called Bryophyllum marnierianum by some authors. It was named by Hermann Jacobsen to honor French botanical explorer Julien Marnier-Lapostolle.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Kalanchoe marnieriana.
 
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