Kalanchoe rhombopilosa is native to Southwestern Madagascar. It is one of the smaller growing species of the genus, growing to about 12 inches in height. It grows in dry bushy areas usually in shaded places. The stems are silvery grey in color with brown streaks or polka dots. The leaves are triangularly shaped like a slice of pie hence the common name. The outside edge of the leaf is crinkled like an edge of a pie crust. The plant grows upright with leaves branching up the stem.
Kalanchoe romobopilosa plants do best in bright sunny locations, at least 4 hours a day. Can do well in part shade. Avoid intense afternoon sun from a south facing window. Leaf tips can burn from too much direct sun in the summer months.
It needs moderate watering in autumn and spring. In summer, your kalanchoe should be watered thoroughly and allowed to dry before watering again. In winter give only occasional watering, enough so the plant does not shrivel.
Kalanchoe can be propagated from stem cuttings. Take great care when cutting these plants as they contain a sap that can be highly irritant if contacted with skin. Allow cuttings to callous for several days before dusting with rooting hormone and placing in soil. Fertilize: These plants do not require fertilizer though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil. Apply a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer monthly, diluted at half strength.
Approx. 3-4" tall and 2-3" wide. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.
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