House Call: Varieties of Kalanchoe

This tropical succulent is a favorite houseplant.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Kalanchoe Tessa Produces Mass of Tubular Blooms

The Kalanchoe 'Tessa' has dark green, fleshy foliage that provides a contrasting backdrop for masses of orangey-red, tubular flowers held on pendulous stems in the spring.

Scalloped Leaves of Blooming Kalanchoe

The delicate pink flowers and pale gray leaves of the Kalanchoe pumila suit a pastel-colored glazed container that won't overpower them.

Pink Form Kalanchoe Blooms in Spring

The Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Pink Form is one of the most widely available varieties, with large heads of tiny, star-shaped, pink flowers that appear in spring.

Wendy Kalanchoe Produces Bell Shaped Blooms

The Kalanchoe 'Wendy' produces scalloped leaves and wiry stalks topped with dramatic flowerheads of up to 15 pink, bell-shaped blooms edged with yellow ruffles.

Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana Goes Vertical

Take your garden vertical by suspending your containers with simple metal cable. This wall of Kalanchoe blossfeldiana seems to hover in space in the lobby of the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory.

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