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Kalanchoe synsepala


Kalanchoe synsepala Baker

Family Name: Crassulaceae
Synonyms: Kalanchoe brachycalyx Baker, Kalanchoe gentyi Raym.-Hamet & H. Perrier, Kalanchoe trichantha Baker


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Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Succulent Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Madagascar
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Stolon forming erect herb to 30cm tall
Foliage Leaves light green to dull olive green or flushed with red, margins red - maroon, dentate.
Flowers Flowers white, tinged with pink

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Suitable for Hanging Baskets
Usage Hazard - Cons Toxic Upon Ingestion
Usage Hazard - Cons Remarks Contains cardiac glycosides that are similar to those found in Digitalis sp.; toxic to small animals, pets & livestock

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Little Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Drought Tolerant, Well-Drained Soils, Low Humidity / Aircon, Disease / Pest Resistant, Easy to Grow
Transplanting Tolerance Good
Maintenance Requirements Low
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Brown, Green, Red
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Hairy / Hirsute
Foliar Modification Storage Organ

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink, White
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flowering Period Photoperiodic

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Master ID 31015
Species ID 5402
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.