Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Fang’
Stalactite Plant, Elephant’s Ears Kalanchoe, Velvet Leaf plant, Felt Bush
‘Fang’ is a tall succulent with velvety silver leaves. The margins and underside of each leaf are covered in small tubercles, or “fangs.” The edges of each leaf are bronze. If grown outdoors, ‘Fang’ has red-orange blossoms in the Spring. However, if growing inside, it’s rare to see flowers.
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Full sun to partial shade
Can be grown indoors if given enough light
Typical water needs for a succulent
Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 36″ (91 cm) wide
Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
Not cold hardy
Propagation by stem cuttings and leaves
Can be toxic to humans and animals
Actively grows in Spring and Fall
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Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Fang’
Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Fang’ grows well indoors. When it receives a lot of light, the leaves turn bronze, compared to the silver color you may see if grown indoors. It makes a great addition to outdoor garden beds or container gardens.
Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Fang’ has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
‘Fang’ is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).
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How to Propagate Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Fang’
Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Fang’ can be propagated from stem cuttings or leaves, although you may experience the best success with stem cuttings.
To grow ‘Fang’ from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.
To propagate ‘Fang’ from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success.
Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is completely dry.
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