Scientific name: Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea
Common name: Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe
The red and green leaves of this Kalanchoe are growing on thin stems. It has yellow flowers that bloom in the late spring and early summer. The name “Tugela Cliff-Kalanchoe” comes from the Tugela basin in South Africa where it grows along cliff sides.
Quick Look at Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) wide
- Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by stem cuttings
- Can be toxic to humans and animals
- Summer Dormant
General Care for Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea “Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe”
The Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea is well suited for container gardens and rock gardens. This shrub can be grown in hanging containers and can be used as afiller.
The watering needs for a succulent are typical. 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 30 F, it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.
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 longiflora coccinea “Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe”
Stem cells can be used to grow Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea.
To grow Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea, use a sterile knife or scissors. 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.
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