Free Kalanchoe Daigremontiana Plants

acalypha hispida plant
An unusual and attractive plant with a curious method of self¬propagation. Tiny plantlets, complete with roots, are produced along the edges ofthe leaves, and when fully formed they drop on to the compost where they easily root and grow. If they are not wanted, the plantlets can of course be weeded out. In time, the plant will become rather leggy and straggly, and will need to be staked. When this happens it might be better to grow a fresh plant from one of the plantlets. In the autumn or winter this Kalanchoe produces small, tube-like flowers at the top.

Plant type : Foliage succulent with upright habit
Season of interest : All year round
Size : 30-60cm (12 — 24in)
Flower : 2.5cm (1 in), tube-like, pink, flowers in autumn and winter
Leaf : Arrow-head-shaped, 7.5-12.5cm (3-5in), green and brown, with tiny plantlets along edge
Temperature : 10-28°C (50—82°F)
Aspect/Light : Well lit situation, but out of direct sunlight
Humidity : Low
Watering : Evenly moisten compost in spring and summer, allowing to dry a little before re-watering; keep on dry side in autumn and winter
Feeding : Once every four weeks with flowering plant fertilizer in spring and summer
Propagation : Dislodge plantlets from the leaf and place them on surface of cactus and succulent compost at 20-22°C (68—72°F)
Potting : Cactus and succulent compost
Problems : Mealy bug
Availability : Occasionally available throughout year
Uses indoors : Novelty plant for lounge, dining room, kitchen or bedroom