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Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi

Lavender Scallops

This small succulent shrub grows tall and spreads out as it grows. The edges of the scalloped-shaped leaves turn pink when stressed. Although this succulent is monocarpic, it takes several years before it blooms. Watch for red flowers in the spring.

Quick Look:

  • Partial sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 24 in (61 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 12 in (30.5 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30°F | -1.1°C)

  • Not cold-hardy

  • Propagates from cuttings, leaves, plantlets

  • Can be toxic to people and pets

  • Summer dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi "Lavender Scallops"

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi "Lavender Scallops" is a very prolific propagator, making it either a weed or an exciting succulent to grow and share with others. The leaves grow tiny bulbils along its edges. When the plantlets fall to the ground, they grow new plants. Be cautious of where you plant this succulent.

Watering

"Lavender Scallops" 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. Water sparingly in the winter when it is dormant.

Where to Plant

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi "Lavender Scallops" is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Also known as

Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi

How to Propagate Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi "Lavender Scallops"

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi "Lavender Scallops" can be propagated from stem cuttings, leaves, offsets, plantlets, or seeds.

Cuttings

To grow Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi "Lavender Scallops" 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.

Leaves

To propagate "Lavender Scallops" 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.

Plantlets

To remove a plantlet from the mother plant, simply pull gently from the leaf.

There are several things you can do with the babies now. You can allow the plantlet to sit for a day or two to callous over, and then place on well-draining soil.

You can also treat the plantlets like germinated seeds. Place them on well-draining soil, and cover with clear plastic to create a small greenhouse. Grow under the plastic film until they form roots, and are able to be transplanted into a separate planter.