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Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea Tugela Cliff-Kalanchoe succulent care and propagation information

Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea

Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe

The red and green leaves of this Kalanchoe are scalloped, growing up and out on thin stems. It bears yellow flowers which bloom in the late spring and early summer. “Tugela Cliff-Kalanchoe” gets its name from the Tugela basin in South Africa where it grows along cliff sides.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Not suited for indoor growing

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings

  • 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 longiflora coccinea “Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe”

Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea “Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe” grows well in container gardens and rock gardens. This shrub succulent spreads as it grows, and when grown in hanging containers it can be used as “filler.”

Watering

“Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe” 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

“Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° 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.

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).

Pairs Well With

Aloe brevifolia “Short-leaved Aloe”

How to Propagate Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea “Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe”

Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea “Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe” can be propagated from stem cuttings.

Cuttings

To grow Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea 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.

Often Mistaken For

Kalanchoe sexangularis

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