Kalanchoe panamensis
(syn. Kalanchoe marnieriana)

This charming and unusual succulent features upward rows of inch and a half, bluish-green leaves on sturdy 18” tall stalks. Each paddle-shaped, fleshy leaf adds a red edge in winter. Come early spring, plants produce tall flower stalks populated with reddish-orange, bell-shaped flowers, much desired by hummingbirds. This succulent has a neat trick, sprouting thin pink roots from the upper parts of its stems. Once they reach the ground, these shoots function as normal roots, supplying the plant with nutrients and moisture. With an ever-increasing number of shoots, this native of Madagascar can resemble a minature forest. This distinctive succulent is best grown in a container in order to display its unique charms. Plant in fast draining soil, in sun to light shade. Water sparingly. Can also be grown as a houseplant.

Curious Plantsman

Low Water

Perennial Succulent
USDA Zones 9-11