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Flaming katy

A species of kalanchoe, Also known as Florist kalanchoe, Christmas kalanchoe, Madagascar widow's-thrill
Botanical name : Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Genus : kalanchoe

Flaming katy, A species of kalanchoe
Also known as:
Florist kalanchoe, Christmas kalanchoe, Madagascar widow's-thrill
Botanical name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Genus: kalanchoe
Flaming katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)

Description

Flaming katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) originates from Madagascar and has been a popular houseplant since the 1930s. Unlike most other succulents that are grown for their interesting leaves, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is valued for the colorful flowerheads it produces in autumn and winter. This is the reason it is commonly gifted during holidays, earning it another name - Christmas kalanchoe. It is toxic to pets.
Plant Type
Herb
Lifespan
Perennial
Bloom Time
Spring, Winter
Plant Height
10 - 50 cm
Toxic
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General Info

Name story

Florist kalanchoe
It is often called the florist kalanchoe because it is widely available in stores like grocery stores, supermarkets, flower shops, nurseries, etc.
Christmas kalanchoe
As Christmas approaches, it quietly blooms, and the beauty of its bright red flowers and dark green leaves draw everyone's attention. In the cold winter weather, it brings the warmth of Christmas festivities, so people like to purchase it to decorate their interiors for the Christmas season. Therefore, it is called the Christmas kalanchoe.

Symbolism

Longevity, health, prosperity, wealth

Usages

Environmental Protection Value
It can absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen to purify air.
Garden Use
Flaming katy is a perennial succulent commonly found in gardens in warm climates. It is prized for its long-flowering, bright and cheerful blooms, whilst being easy to maintain. Its spreading nature makes it suitable for ground cover. Flaming katy fits in rockeries and Mediterranean gardens. Plant with for Crown of Thorns and Panda plant for color and textural contrast.
Flaming katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) Flaming katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)
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