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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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Kalanchoe marnieriana.