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Kalanchoe manginii AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Cactus/Succulent, Houseplant or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Pendulous/Weeping

Resilience

Hardiness

H1b (heated greenhouse - subtropical)

Colour

Flower

Red in Spring

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

beach bells

Family

Crassulaceae


Kalanchoe can be annuals, biennials, perennials, shrubs or trees, with succulent, simple or pinnately lobed foliage and tubular or bell-shaped flowers with four lobes

K. manginii is a succulent perennial with pendent branches bearing spoon-shaped leaves and panicles of tubular urn-shaped red flowers 2.5cm in length in spring

Synonym(s)

  • Bryophyllum manginii

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost with additional perlite, sharp sand or grit in full light with good ventilation. Water moderately throughout the year but more sparingly in winter. In the growing season feed a balanced liquid fertiliser 2 or 3 times

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Neutral, Alkaline or Acid
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 19 - 21ÂșC in early spring or by offsets

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by mealybugs and aphids

Diseases

Powdery mildews and a rust may be a problem