Written by Maggie
Dec 04 2020
Kalanchoe Tomentosa is a succulent plant of the genus Kalanchoe. Its ovate leaves are fluffy and shaped like rabbit ears. They have dark brown spots on the margin.Growth flourishes from late autumn to early spring.It likes sunny environments, and in summer it should be appropriate shade.
Kalanchoe Tomentosa plant height 80 cm and plant width 20 cm.It has shorter, thicker leaves, surrounded by dark brown spots, like a coat of chocolate.Fluffy leaves feel good to the touch and are a popular cuteness.Flowers are bell-shaped, yellow-green, 1.5 cm long
Kalanchoe Tomentosa needs to be sunny and cool and dry, be tolerant of anchovies, be afraid of waterlogging and avoid sultry and humid weather.
Kalanchoe Tomentosa has the habit of growth in cold season and dormancy in summer.The growing season is from September to June of the following year. If the plants are easy to grow in short light, the distance between leaves will be longer, which makes the plant shape looser, the stem will become weak, the leaves will elongate and the color will be thinner.Plants grown in sunny places, on the other hand, they are short and strong, with relatively compact leaves between them.
Kalanchoe Tomentosa leaf shape color is more beautiful, and has a certain show-off value.
You can cut the head cuttings and plant.Cuttings are simple. Take healthy Kalanchoe Tomentosa old branches and dry them in slightly moist sand.More than 20 days of cool ventilation basic root. Do not water when cutting, or it will easily rot stems. Cuttings should choose in spring and autumn.
In winter, Kalanchoe Tomentosa can withstand the low temperature of -2 ℃ or so under the condition of dry soil in the basin.When the temperature exceeds 35℃ in summer, the growth of the whole plant basically stops.At this time it should be reduced watering, to prevent excessive moisture caused by the basin soil root rot.And strengthen ventilation, appropriate shade, avoid hot sun exposure.The growth period should keep the soil slightly wet, avoid water.
The basin soil can be made of coal cinder mixed with peat and a small amount of perlite in a ratio of about 6:3:1, and the soil surface is paved with river sand.
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