Kalanchoe Genus & Species:

Kalanchoe beharensis on 2-17-13, #139-45.

The Kalanchoe Genus


Kalanchoe Adams. is the correct and accepted scientific name for this genus of flowering plants in the Crassulaceae Family. The genus was named and described by Michel Adanson in Familles des Plantes in 1763.

The Plants of the World Online website lists 155 accepted species and two infraspecific names (as of 2-1-21 when I last updated this page). It is a member of the plant family Crassulaceae with 36 genera. Those numbers could change as updates are made.

The species of Kalanchoe are tropical, succulent flowering plants, most of which are considered shrubs or herbaceous perennials. Some, however, are annual or biennial. For more information, you can click on the links below.

I have grown several species of Kalanchoe and plan on growing many more. They are fairly easy to grow, but as with most succulents, you have to follow a few basic rules.

I have added pages for all the Kalanchoe species I have grown with lots of photos and my experience with them. You can click on the names under the captions to go to their pages. I will continue adding more photos and pages as I grow more.

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The Kalanchoe beharensis in the photo at the top of the page was an awesome plant. Unfortunately, I gave it away to a friend when I moved from Mississippi back to Missouri in 2013. I have yet to find another one locally. A reader of the blog said she would send me a leaf in April 2021… It hadn’t arrived when I added these photos on April 3…

OH, the ‘Fang’. I gave all the ‘Fang’s’ up in the summer of 2014 with most of my other plants, but I know where there are plenty to bring home. All I need is one…

Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri (Donkey Ears) at 5″ tall x 13 3/4″ wide after I brought it home from Wagler’s Greenhouse on 3-29-21.

This is the newest member of my Kalanchoe collection. It is going to be AWESOME!!!

Kalanchoe luciae (Paddle Plant) on 10-15-20, #747-53.

I really like the Kalanchoe luciae. They are great plants that produce plenty of offsets but not an overwhelming amount. Once in a while, you may have to cut a stem in half to regrow the plant but that is easily done.

This one… GEEZ! The Kalanchoe marmorata and I have had our ups and downs for sure. But, I am determined for us to get along one way or another. I have just not found out what it likes… I think it wants to get along as well since neither the main plant nor the offset has died… They are hanging in there until I figure them out.

I have grown the Kalanchoe x laetivirens since 2014. I thought it was a Kalanchoe daigremontiana for many years, then discovered I was mistaken. I discovered a lot about growing this species them becoming AWESOME specimens. When they get tall and weird, just cut their stem in half, more or less, and regrow it. They will take right off without any problem. My best-looking plant flowered in January 2020 then slowly withered away. It produced two amazing offsets, much better than any from plantlets…

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