Plant Description

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Kalanchoe - which belong to the broader Crassulaceae family of plants - are among my favourite succulent plants and offer a huge diversity of shapes and sizes and are low-maintenance, drought-resistant specimens. Kalanchoe thyrsiflora (ht 60cm), sometimes known as flapjacks, has rounded leaves, frosted with a powdery white coating and strikingly edged with red, especially if it is grown in full sun. It comes from South Africa. Kalanchoe can be grown in sun or bright shade - the latter position is recommended as the ideal one for them by some experts. If the stems grow too tall, cut them back and the plant will regrow.

 

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora
Plant Family: Crassulaceae