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Kalanchoe pumila


Kalanchoe pumila Baker

Family Name: Crassulaceae
Common Name: Dwarf Kalanchoe


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Madagascar
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A herbaceous evergreen, low-lying shrub, it can grow up to 20cm in height. 
Foliage The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs along the stem. The leaves are succulent and obovate in shape with a crenate leaf margin. The leaves are powdery white-green. 
Flowers The bisexual flowers are borne on an flower inflorescence in clusters. The flowers are purple-pink in colour and are urn-shaped. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens
Thematic Landscaping Silver Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Little Water
Rootzone Tolerance Well-Drained Soils
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed

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Master ID 31661
Species ID 6060
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Species record last updated on: 23 February 2022.