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Care of the plant Kalanchoe longiflora or Tugela cliff-kalanchoe.

Care of the plant Kalanchoe longiflora or Tugela cliff-kalanchoe

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

Common names: Long-flower kalanchoe, Tugela cliff-kalanchoe. This species is native to South Africa.

They are relatively fast growing succulent plants that reach 60 cm in height. The fleshy, serrated-edged leaves are deep green with reddish tones in direct sunlight. They produce flower stalks above the leaves filled with yellow flowers. They bloom during the summer.

They are used in rockeries, on dry slopes, in borders and in pots.

The Kalanchoe longiflora prefers full sun exposure but can also grow in semi-shade. They resist the heat of the Mediterranean summer but not the cold below 5 ºC.

The soil can be a garden substrate with 20% coarse siliceous sand or a commercial substrate for cacti and succulents.

Water regularly, waiting for the substrate to dry. In winter, water only once a month.

Fertilize with compost in early spring.

Prune flowers and leaves that have withered.

The biggest enemy of these plants is the excess of humidity that causes fungal diseases.

They propagate from cuttings planted in their final place; they take root with great ease.

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Kalanchoe longiflora
Kalanchoe longiflora
Kalanchoe longiflora
Kalanchoe longiflora
Kalanchoe longiflora
 

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