Kalanchoe luciae - Paddle Plant [large] [limited]



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Paddle Plant (Kalanchoe luciae) (aka Flapjacks) (Hamet): An eye-catching soft succulent with a unique form that grows in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland. Its wide, round leaves fan out like clam shells and can grow wavy over time. Moderate stress from direct sun and low temperatures will induce the pink color of the leaf edges to deepen and spread. This plant is fully rooted in a 3.5" round plastic container.

With time the leaves can grow up to 6.0" wide and rosettes produce new offsets at their bases. Paddle Plant is a monocarpic plant; after several years it will produce a bloom stalk up to 3.0' tall with pale yellow, tubular flowers. The flowering rosette will die but its offsets will live on. The offsets can be transplanted or left to form dense clusters.

K. luciae grows best in hot, sunny areas with great drainage. It can take a bit more water than other succulents, particularly in hot summers. As a soft succulent, it needs protection from frost, but can overwinter indoors near a sunny window or under a grow light. Plant in containers with drainage holes and gritty, well-draining soil. Water deeply, but only when the soil is completely dry.

After trials by the Royal Horticultural Society, K. luciae won the Award of Garden Merit for cultivation performance in 2012.

Full Kalanchoe Guide

Product Size

3.5" Pot

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary

Red / Burgundy

Bloom Color

Yellow Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Growth Habit / Shape

Vertical Grower / Tall Stem

Growth Habit / Shape

Clumping / Mounding

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

USDA Zone map for average annual extreme minimum temperatures





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