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Kalanchoe tetraphylla

 
Kalanchoe tetraphylla

Synonym(s) Kalanchoe thyrsiflora
Common name paddle plant, flapjacks
Family crassulaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z10-12)
Flowers yellow
Size 12-30"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well drained soil; drought tolerant

South African native with large paddle-shaped succulent leaves that color up reddish pink along the rims when grown in full sun. Flowers on spikes well above the leaves after several years. After flowering, the mother plant dies, but the patch typically lives on by the offsets that have been produced in the meantime. We saw a nice patch of this plant growing at Peckerwood Garden and were happy to see a few smaller plants up for grabs in the sale area. Of course I had to enlarge the rock garden upon returning home to accommodate it, but such are the challenges of the compulsive plant collector. I'll need to figure out how to protect it from freezing during the coldest nights of the year.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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