Kalanchoe Flapjack, Poplet - Plant
Description for Kalanchoe Flapjack, Poplet
Each plant features a basal rosette of large, fleshy, wedge-shaped or paddle-shaped, stalkless, obovate, gray-green leaves which are covered with a white powdery bloom. Rosette leaves are stacked like pancakes (hence the common name of flapjacks), with leaf edges extended upward in order to minimize sun exposure to the leaf surfaces.
While usually grown as a house plant, the succulent perennials of the Kalanchoe family can grow outside in regions with warm or mild winters. Some kalanchoe varieties are sold as annuals and discarded after the flowers fade.
Dense clusters of tiny fragrant yellow flowers appear in spring on this vigorous, easy to grow ground cover. After blooming is finished enjoy the silvery colored, evergreen leaves.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Kalanchoe||White to yellow||Winter season||Usual height as a houseplant is 3 to 5 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plant Flapjack Kalanchoe flapjack where it receives several hours of bright sunlight but is protected during the hottest part of the day. Avoid total shade, which causes the plant to become long and spindly. Sunlight brings out the intense red leaf edges.
|Full Sun||An ordinary potting soil mix is fine||Medium||25 to 30 degrees C||Feed bi-weekly in the summer with a liquid fertilizer, or use slow-release pellets.|
Caring for Kalanchoe Flapjack
- While usually grown as a house plant, the succulent perennials of the Kalanchoe family can grow outside in regions with warm or mild winters. The more light, the denser the foliage and the more numerous the blooms.
- Water Flapjack Kalanchoe deeply whenever the top of the soil feels dry and let the soil dry before watering again, as Kalanchoe rots quickly in the muddy soil.
- Check the leaves often during the winter months, and water only when the leaves begin to appear shriveled.
Typical uses of Kalanchoe Flapjack
Special features: Interesting tropical plant. Mass in the garden where winter hardy. Good accent. Rock garden. May be grown as an annual.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used outdoor and indoor living room.
Medicinal use: In traditional medicine, Kalanchoe species have been used to treat ailments such as infections, rheumatism, and inflammation.
Kalanchoe extracts also have immunosuppressive effects.
Note: Consult your health expert.
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