Kalanchoe tomentosa: Give this fuzzy succulent softy a hug
Every day. Kalanchoe tomentosa, aka panda plant, is a succulent with long oval-shaped leaves that are densely covered in fuzzy felt. Kind of like a cat’s ears.
Likewise, people ask, how do you care for a hairy succulent?
The tiny hairs that make up the ‘fuzz’ can be damaged, leaving the plant exposed to direct sunlight where it can be burned. So if you have fuzzy leaved succulents, water with ‘tempered’ water only, and use rainwater or water from an air conditioner. This will make sure that it has no minerals in.
Similarly one may ask, are Fuzzy succulents poisonous?
Luckily, most succulents are considered non-toxic and are harmless to pets when ingested. Others contain skin irritants that can cause minor skin irritations, and some can cause mild symptoms when ingested.
How do you keep Fuzzy succulents?
Dig the succulent out of the soil and remove excess soil stuck to the roots, cut off any brown/black roots as these are rotten already. Leave the plant on a mesh or any kind of strainer till the roots have air dried from anywhere two to three days. When the roots are dry completely, plant them back in the pot.
Regarding the soil, the panda plant should be planted in a well-drained soil mix which consists of sand, loam, and gravel. During the winter months, they need minimal water. They only require to be watered once they become completely dry throughout the rest of the year.
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As always, slowly acclimate to a full sun situation. Sources indicate the plant can maintain in shade. Keep Doris Taylor in afternoon shade in the hottest days of summer. More water is needed during the growing season; however, waterings should still be infrequent.
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If you have white mold on your succulent, you’re more likely dealing with powdery mildew — a common houseplant ailment that’s easy to treat. It looks like a white, powdery mold and can live on both stems and fleshy leaves of succulents.
Here are some of the plant characteristics to look for when identifying succulents:
- Leaf – shape, size and thickness.
- Color – of leaves, flowers or stems.
- Markings or bumps on the leaves.
- Flower – shape, color, number of blooms and petals.
- Stem – color, texture, length.
- Ciliate hairs.
- Epicuticular wax.
- Spikes, spines or smooth.