Kalanchoe tomentosa: How to Grow and Care for Panda Plant

Kalanchoe tomentosa Panda Plant

Scientific name: Kalanchoe tomentosa

Common name: Panda Plant

The panda plant has brown spots on the tips of its leaves. It is great for beginners.

Quick Look at Kalanchoe tomentosa

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) tall
    Rosettes grow up to 24″ (61 cm) wide
  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by leaves
  • Toxic to animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Kalanchoe tomentosa “Panda Plant”

The plant has a stem with leaves. There are spots on the edges of the leaves. It can be grown in a container indoors or outdoors.


The watering needs for a Succulent is typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

Your garden should get at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. Plants can be planted near a sunny window.

If planted outdoors, thePanda Plant can grow up to 61 cm tall. It depends on the size of the container it is planted in.

How to Propagate Kalanchoe tomentosa “Panda Plant”

Kalanchoe tomentosa “Panda Plant” can be grown from leaves.


If you want to propagation a leaf, gently twist the leaf from the stem. The leaf should be a clean pull, where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will increase the chances of a successful propagation.

Allow the leaf to dry out for a day or two before placing it on the soil.


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  1. Kalanchoe tomentosa (Panda Plant) – Wikipedia

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