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Care of the plant Kalanchoe beharensis or Felt bush.

Care of the plant Kalanchoe beharensis or Felt bush

The genus Kalanchoe, family Crassulaceae, comprises 100 species of succulent plants native to Asia, Africa and Europe. Some species are: Kalanchoe beharensis, Kalanchoe longiflora, Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, Kalanchoe tomentosa, Kalanchoe daigremontiana, Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, Kalanchoe uniflora, Kalanchoe manginii, Kalanchoe pinnata, Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi, Kalanchoe pumila, Kalanchoe marmorata.

Common names: Feltbush, Felt bush, Velvet elephant ear, Elephant's ear kalanchoe. This species is native to southern Madagascar.

They are succulent plants with a shrubby habit that reach 3 meters in height. The large leaves are fleshy and opposite, triangular in shape and velvety in texture. The flowers have a jar-shaped corolla with 4 welded petals. They bloom in spring.

These easy-to-grow plants need full sun or semi-shade exposure. They do not resist temperatures below 7 ºC.

The soil can be a mixture of 1/4 coarse sand, 1/4 peat, and 1/2 leaf mulch.

Water frequently from spring to fall; reduce watering in winter (keep the substrate slightly moist).

They are plants quite resistant to diseases and pests.

They propagate by seeds or by cuttings.

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