Paddle Plant (Kalanchoe luciae subsp. luciae) in the Kalanchoes Database

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: The flowers are the most toxic part.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Location: Sun Zone 6aDate: 2012-08-06
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Location: Sun Zone 6aDate: 2012-09-23Winter home,this plant has quadrupled in size.
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Location: Sun Zone 6aDate: 2012-08-06
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Location: Sun Zone 6aDate: 2012-08-06Grown in Z6a in a container
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-06-12Taken 1 pup from the base.This plant is a drama queen no matter w
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-06-12
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Date: 2009-06-13Photo courtesy of: Martin Heigan
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Posted by ge1836 (Pittsford NY - Zone 6a) on Sep 24, 2012 9:48 AM

I had a question about trimming my Paddle plant and this was Tarev's reply.

Hi Jo Ann, ...I would think it is best to keep it in its pot for now. Come colder season, it will slow down in growing, and do not water too much, it is so easy for this one to have stem/leaf rot. Just keep it by a warm window. I would wait until next spring to divide it; by then the weather is heading to more warmth. At least your growing conditions are more controlled than mine.

My experience with this plant is that it produces the leaves from the top, the lower leaves die out, and it makes its pups from the base. It hates being watered too much, so a smaller pot is good so water drains out faster. So far, I have not divided mine, coz I grow my plant in a container outdoors. We do not have snow here, just some cold winter rains, and that's when I notice it really hates it. But I keep it outdoors, the rains are of short duration anyways and as soon as it feels warm and dried, it perks up. It turns deep red when under the sun and in the cold and not wet. Beware of snails, they love to make a meal out of it. So during winter my flapjack is such a sorry looking one, but by summer, it is happy again, it kind of trims itself, so I have no need of dividing it. Come warmer months it just stays apple green in color and truly loves the weather and grows actively.

Hope that helps.

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