Bryophyllum, Panfuti - Plant
Description for Bryophyllum, Panfuti
Bryophyllum daigremontianum, also known as Kalanchoe daigremontiana, or mother of thousands, is a succulent plant that is native to Madagascar. It requires minimal care and can tolerate dry conditions and high temperatures. Bryophyllum daigremnontainum grows from a single stem that is covered from top to bottom with large, blue-green leaves. The plantlets that grow on the edges of each leaf fall easily and root wherever they land.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Bryophyllum pinnatum,Pan-Futi, Life-Plant, Ghamari, Zakhme-Hayat, Bryophyllum calycinum Salisb, Kalanchoe pinnata Pers.||Pink, white.||January-February||0.5 to 3ft||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
|Full Sun||Well drained soil||Medium||25 to 30 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Bryophyllum
- Plant it in a terra cotta pot with drainage holes in the bottom.
- Use a sandy, well drained soil such as a cactus potting mix or one part peat moss mixed with two parts loam and sand.
- Repot in the spring but only if the plant outgrows its pot.
- Use a container that is only slightly larger than the original pot.
- Place your plants in a bright location with plenty of direct sunlight.
- Kalanchoe plants require a minimum of four hours of sun daily and grow best in temperatures that range between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Water after the soil dries to a depth of about 2 inches during the spring and summer months with room-temperature water.
- Add water to the potting mix and not the plant itself. To prevent rot, do not allow the leaves to get wet.
- Feed every three months between March and September using a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.
- Bring your plants indoors before the first frost or if the temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Reduce watering during the winter months using just enough water to keep the soil moist.
Typical uses of Bryophyllum
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.