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Panda Plant

Kalanchoe tomentosa

Teddy Bear Plant

This is an interesting houseplant with small, fuzzy leaves that have brownish-red markings around its edges. They rarely flower but it is possible.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate

Propagation

Cuttings
Easily propagated by leaf cuttings, softwood cuttings. Semi-hardwood cuttings and hardwood cuttings. Tip* Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Special features

Attractive leaves
Leaves are furry, greyish green in colour with brown spotted tips. These leaves are mainly oval shaped.

Geography

Origin
Native to Madagascar

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Crassulaceae
Flower colour
Although this plant can flower within its natural habitat - it's rare to see flowers bloom indoors, so it's grown for primarily it's foliage within homes or offices.
Scent
None

Problems

Susceptibility to scale, mealy bugs and mites, and potential disease problems include root rot and powdery mildew.

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