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Kalanchoe humilis

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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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 information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Kalanchoe humilis.
 
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