Plant Families / Kalanchoe
Kalanchoes are easy-care succulents which add bold shapes and color to gardens and containers. Valued for their unusual foliage or their colorful blooms, they belong to a diverse group. Their leaves vary from paddle-shaped (Kalanchoe luciae) to ones that resemble plush rabbit ears (Kalanchoe tomentosa) or fuzzy elephant ears (Kalanchoe beharensis). Their flowers vary from clusters of tiny stars to bean-sized bells. They are available in a wide range of colors, from the brilliant reds, oranges, and hot pinks, to soft corals, pinks, and white. Frost tender, they grow well in full sun or bright light and should be kept on the dry side except when in bloom.