Kalanchoe laxiflora is from the Crassulaceae family of plants. It is native to Madagascar. John Gilbert Baker (1834-1920) first published Kalanchoe laxiflora in 1886. He was an English botanist. They also call it Milky Widow’s Thrill. It is a perennial subshrub. It is succulent.
It can grow to 20in 50cm tall. The leaves are green and have a red margin. They are elliptical. The margins on the leaves turn reddish-purple as they age. Kalanchoe laxiflora grows bell-shaped flowers. They are orange or peach. They appear on tall stems. They require short winter light to encourage flowering. Temperatures around 60ºF or 16ºC during the day should be maintained. It can drop a bit colder down to 45ºF or 7ºC at night. This is ideal to encourage flowering.
How to grow Kalanchoe laxiflora:
Grow Kalanchoe laxiflora in the sun. For very hot climates partial shade is better. If you raise them indoors, place them near a sunny window. Plant it in well-drained soil. Kalanchoe laxiflora is drought-tolerant. It is generally pest-free and disease-free. Propagate from cuttings. Try the vegetative stems. Cuttings root in two to three weeks.
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