Desert Rose Paddle Plant
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora 'Desert Rose'
Pronunciation: kal-un-KOH-ee thur-sih-FLOR-uh
|Description||Prized for its thick, round, paddle-shaped succulent foliage, with a chalky blue-green color and red tinge that intensifies in full sun. Clusters of yellow flowers on spikes appear on mature plants. Provides dramatic color and texture in rock gardens or xeriscapes. Easily grown in containers, indoors or out. A frost-tender evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Allow soil to dry between waterings.|
|Mature Size||Forms foliage clumps 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise|
|Companion Plants||Echeveria (Echeveria); Sedum (Sedum); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Ice Plant (Delosperma)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.