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Products > Kalanchoe humilis
 
Kalanchoe humilis

THIS LISTING FOR INFORMATION ONLY - WE NO LONGER GROW THIS PLANT 

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Africa, Central (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [K. prasina, K. figueiredoi]
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: Unknown
Kalanchoe humilis - A low growing succulent shrub 1-3 feet tall with an open rosette of 4 inch long gray-green leaves that are strongly marked with maroon spots. In mid-summer small dull purple to green flowers rise 10 inches above foliage on a upwardly branched inflorescence - the flowers are not much of an attraction and can be removed, though this plant can be grown from the resulting seed. Plant in full coastal sun to light shade. Water occasionally to very little. Hardiness is not well known yet so winter protection is advised. This plant comes from rocks and in crevices from in Tanzania, Malawi Mozambique (Moçambique) at elevations between 4,000 to 4.600 feet. This plant made quite a splash in 2010 when a selected clone called 'Desert Surprise' was introduced into the nursery trade. We discontinued this plant in 2013.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have 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 humilis.
 
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