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Silver Teaspoons Kalanchoe bracteata

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Kalanchoe nadyae
Phonetic Spelling
kal-un-KOH-ee brak-tee-AY-tuh
Description

A compact succulent with silvery pubescent leaves that are pointed at the tip.  Preferring bright, sunny locations and warm temperatures, it is winter hardy but will not survive if temperatures fall below 55 degrees.  In areas that do not meet that minimum, container planting can be a solution.  For summer months, water moderately.  Allow the soil surface to dry in between waterings.  During the winter months, reduce watering.  At that time, the plant can be allowed to become very dry.  Watch the leaves for water distress.

When planting in containers, they may need repotting every few years as the plant increases in size.  Ensure that drainage is provided.  They do well in clay pots.

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  It can be grown in the sun, but caution should be taken when situated with southern exposure.  The tips of the leaves can burn.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Silvermint'
    Copper colored flowers
Tags:
#evergreen#succulent#silver leaves
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Silvermint'
    Copper colored flowers
Tags:
#evergreen#succulent#silver leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Kalanchoe
    Species:
    bracteata
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Madagascar
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Succulent
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1-2" long silvery pubescent leaves pointed at the tip.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Design Feature:
    Border