Scientific name: Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi
Common name: Lavender Scallops
This small shrub spreads out as it grows. The leaves turn pink when stressed. Although it is monocarpic, it takes several years before it blooms. There are red flowers in the spring.
Quick Look at Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi
- Partial sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 24 in (61 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 12 in (30.5 cm) wide
- Zone 10a (Minimum 30°F | -1.1°C)
- Not cold-hardy
- Propagates from cuttings, leaves, plantlets
- Can be toxic to people and pets
- Summer dormant
General Care for Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi “Lavender Scallops”
“Lavender Scallops” is a very prolific propagator, making it either a weed or an exciting succulent to grow and share with others. The leaves have small bulbils along their edges. New plants grow when the plantlets fall to the ground. Be careful where you plant this plant.
“Lavender Scallops” has typical watering needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water in the winter when it is not active.
Our free watering cheat sheet will show you how to tell if your plants are getting too much water and how to save it.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.
Also known as
The plant fedtschenkoi.
How to Propagate Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi “Lavender Scallops”
Stems, leaves, offsets, plantlets, or seeds can be used to grow lavender scallops.
Use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors to grow Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.
To grow “Lavender Scallops” from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. You will have a smaller chance of success if you don’t keep the leaf on the stem.
Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is dry.
Pull gently from the mother plant’s leaf to remove a plantlet.
There are lots of things you can do with the babies. If you allow the plantlet to sit for a day or two, you can place it on well-draining soil.
You can treat the plantlets like seeds. Place them on well-draining soil and cover with clear plastic to make a small greenhouse. They can be grown under the plastic film until they form roots and can be replanted into a different planter.