Kalanchoe orgyalis

  • Kalanchoe orgyalis


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Kalanchoe orgyalis

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Kalanchoe antanosiana, Kalanchoe cantonasyana
  • Common Names:  
    Copper spoons, Leather Plant
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  • Origin:  
    Native to rocky dry soils in southwestern Madagascar.
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  • Cold Tolerance:  
    25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    High heat tolerance.
  • Light Requirement:  
    Light shade in hot interior climates to full sun elsewhere.
  • Water needs:  
    Drought tolerant but likes some irrigation in well-drained soils especially during the growing season in summer.
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  • Uses:  
    This plant makes a handsome drought-tolerant shrub in warm climates. Its pretty coloration makes it a nice contrast to bright green foliage. It also makes a great specimen plant in a brightly colored container.
  • Propagation:  
    It can easily be propagated by taking stem cuttings and replanting them. It can also be grown from seed.
  • Problems:  
    Occasional problems with mealy bugs and aphids when grown as a houseplant.
  • Special notes:  
    Kalanchoe orgyalis is an evergreen plant which has attractive succulent, spoon-shaped, rusty-copper leaves held opposite each other on the stems. The leaves' coloration is due to small felt-like hairs which cover the leaves' upper surfaces. Over time they fade to match the silvery-gray color of the hairs on the leaves' undersides. Kalanchoe orgyalis is a moderately slow-growing plant, and over time will form an nicely branched small shrub. In spring and summer, Kalanchoe orgyalis blooms on panicles with bright yellow-green flowers. Although somewhat frost hardy, leaf burn occurs with frost so plants should be protected from freezing weather. In cooler climates, Kalanchoe orgyalis can be grown in a container and brought indoors when temperatures drop below freezing. It appreciates light fertilizer applications during the growth season. It resembles and is closely to related to K. bracteata. The specific epithet is derived from 'orgya', a measure of about 6 feet and is thought to refer to the plants growth size.