Desert Rose Paddle Plant
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora 'Desert Rose'
Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kal-un-KOH-ee thur-sih-FLOR-uh|
|Lore||The origin of the name Kalanchoe is somewhat of a mystery - some say it was derived from the Chinese words 'Kalan Chauhuy' meaning "that which falls and grows", in reference to the plantlets that drop from many of the species, but others believe it is derived from the ancient Indian words 'kalanka' meaning "spot" or "rust" and 'chaya' meaning "glossy" in reference to the reddish glossy leaves.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Forms foliage clumps 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Container, Houseplant, Rock Garden, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Unique Succulent Foliage|
Requires loose, porous, well-drained soils; does not tolerate soggy, poorly drained soils. Protect from intense afternoon sun in very hot summer regions. Water regularly during first growing season, or until well established; once established, reduce frequency. Prune to remove wayward, dead, or top-heavy growth.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11