Felt Plant (Kalanchoe beharensis) in the Kalanchoes Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Kalanchoe beharensis Accepted
Kalanchoe beharensis var. subnuda Synonym
Kalanchoe beharensis var. aureo-aeneus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
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

a/k/a Kalanchoe Elephant Ear

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Location: Van der Veer Botanical Garden  Davenport, IowaDate: 2012-07-01
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Location: Centennial Park Conservatory, Toronto, ON, CanadaDate: 2014-03-22
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Location: Centennial Park Conservatory, Toronto, ON, CanadaDate: 2014-03-22
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Posted by terrafirma (Jacksonville, Fl. - Zone 9a) on Sep 8, 2014 1:38 PM

The stems of the K. 'beharensis' are usually unbranched, to about 4-5 feet, possibly as much as 10 feet. The leaves are triangular to lance shaped, covered with a dense felt-like coat of white to brown hairs. Each leaf is 4-8 inches long, and half as wide. The hybrids between this and other species differ in leaf size, color, degree of felting, and scalloping. The flowers are not generally showy. They are very hardy in the tropical south, but are grown mainly as houseplants.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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