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Kalanchoe orgyalis

Copper Spoons, Cinnamon Bear, Leather Plant, Shoe Leather Kalanchoe

This slow-growing succulent has oval-shaped leaves. The top of the leaf is bronze colored and covered in small “hairs”, while the underside of the leaf is a silvery-gray color. Watch for yellow flowers in the spring.

Quick Look:

  • Partial sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 6′ (1.8 m) tall
    Plant grows up to 6′ (1.8 m) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings, leaves, offsets

  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Kalanchoe orgyalis “Copper Spoons”

Kalanchoe orgyalis “Copper Spoons” is a tall shrubbing succulent, but when grown in container gardens or grown indoors, “Copper Spoons” typically does not reach its maximum height of 6 ft (1.8 m).

Watering

Kalanchoe orgyalis “Copper Spoons” 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

“Copper Spoons” 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).

How to Propagate Kalanchoe orgyalis “Copper Spoons”

Kalanchoe orgyalis “Copper Spoons” can be propagated from cuttings, leaves, and offsets.

Cuttings

To grow “Copper Spoons” 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 “Copper Spoons” 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.

Offsets

Kalanchoe orgyalis “Copper Spoons” will produce small rosette offsets. Cut the offsets off from the main stem with a sharp, sterile knife or scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before laying on well-draining soil.