*We no longer grow this item, but feel free to peruse the information.
Kalanchoe thysiflora Succulent has large paddle shaped leaves of light green with red edges given enough light. The leaves grow in a loose rosette but they don’t quite look like the tight rosettes of Hens and Chicks. In the spring when the plant is mature it will bloom with fragrant yellow flowers.
Succulents tend to be drought tolerant and prefer poor soil conditions that drain very well. Some varieties can take a light freeze. Try succulents in a rock garden or in a succulent wall. Some even do well in a terrarium.
Spacing: Plant 16″ to 20″ apart.
Height: Grows 12″ to 18″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in sun to partial shade.
Outstanding Features: May be a monocarpic type of plant which may take years to grow and then will bloom once and then die. Produces offets.
Tips: Drought and heat tolerant. Overwatering can cause root rot.
Uses:Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes, Rock Gardens, and Xeriscapes.
Notice the red coloring on the edges of the leaves in early fall and the deepening of the red in late fall.