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Kalanchoe tomentosa

Panda Plant

Kalanchoe tomentosa “Panda Plant” is a velvety, green succulent with brown spots on the tips of the leaves. It does very well indoors, and is great for beginners.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) tall
    Rosettes grow up to 24″ (61 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by leaves

  • Toxic to animals

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Kalanchoe tomentosa “Panda Plant”

“Panda Plant” has a woody stem with grey-green oval leaves. Brownish-red spots can be found on the edges of the leaves. It can be grown in a container indoors, or in hanging baskets outdoors.

Watering

“Panda Plant” 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

Kalanchoe tomentosa should be planted in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. When planting indoors, place near a sunny window.

If planted outdoors, “Panda Plant” can grow up to 24″ (61 cm) tall. When grown indoors, the size will depend on the size of the container it is planted in.

How to Propagate Kalanchoe tomentosa “Panda Plant”

Kalanchoe tomentosa “Panda Plant” can be propagated from leaves.

Leaves

When taking a leaf for propagation, gently twist the leaf from the stem. Be sure that the leaf you get is a “clean pull,” where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will give you a better chance of a successful propagation.

Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.

Variations

Kalanchoe tomentosa “Chocolate Soldier”