Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea
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.
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.”
“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
How to Propagate Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea “Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe”
Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea “Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe” can be propagated from stem 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.
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