Scientific name: Kalanchoe humilis
Common name: Kalanchoe humilis
The Kalanchoe is a large shrub. Its leaves are green with purple or maroon spots. It has the best colors in the full sun. There are purple flowers in the summer.
Quick Look at Kalanchoe humilis
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 4″ (10 cm) wide
- Zone 8a (Minimum 10° F | -12.2° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by cuttings, leaves, seeds
- Can be toxic to humans and animals
- Summer Dormant
General Care for Kalanchoe humilis
Kalanchoe humilis is an excellent plant for beginners. It thrives in rock gardens, as well as container gardens. Its flowers attract birds to your garden.
There is a typical watering needs for a Succulent. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than 10 F (-12.2 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.
You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.
How to Propagate Kalanchoe humilis
Kalanchoe humilis is an easy plant to grow from.
Cut a piece of the plant just above the leaf on the stem with a sterile knife or scissors. Allow it to dry for a couple of days, and then place in well-draining soil.
To grow this plant 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 a few days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is dry.
If you want to grow Kalanchoe humilis from seed, sow your seeds in a well-draining soil. If you live in a zone above 9a, you can grow Aloe seeds outdoors. If you live in a cooler area, you can sow indoors under a grow light or on a seed mat.