The kalanchoe are actually a whole genus of plants in the family of crassulaceae or crassulaceae (Crassulaceae). These are very pretty plants and, as with many succulents, they look as striking as they are peculiar. This, together with the natural resistance of most plants of its genus, makes kalanchoe plants highly appreciated by fans of gardening and decoration.
If you want to learn more about these curious plants, join us in this article where you will see a guide on the different types of kalanchoe . We give you their names, including more than 40 species, we talk about their characteristics and we show photos of the best known and also the most curious.
Types of kalanchoe – list
This is a list of types of kalanchoe , among which there are well-known species but also others that are not very widespread in homes:
- Kalanchoe beauverdii
- Kalanchoe beharensis
- Kalanchoe beharensis cv. fang
- Kalanchoe beharensis fma. nude
- Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
- Kalanchoe bracteata
- Kalanchoe carnea
- Kalanchoe citrina
- Kalanchoe cv. Krinkle Red
- Kalanchoe cv. tessa
- Kalanchoe daigremontiana
- Kalanchoe eriophylla
- Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi
- Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi fma. variegated
- Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri
- Kalanchoe humilis
- Kalanchoe laciniata
- Kalanchoe laxiflora
- Kalanchoe longiflora
- Kalanchoe luciae ssp. luciae
- Kalanchoe marmorata
- Kalanchoe marnieriana
- Kalanchoe millotii
- Kalanchoe miniata
- Kalanchoe mortagei
- Kalanchoe nyikae
- Kalanchoe orgyalis
- Kalanchoe paniculata
- Kalanchoe pubescens
- Kalanchoe pumila
- Kalanchoe rhombopilosa
- Kalanchoe rhombopilosa mannoni & boiteau
- Kalanchoe rotundifolia
- Kalanchoe scapigera
- Kalanchoe sexangularis
- Kalanchoe synsepala
- Kalanchoe tetraphylla
- Kalanchoe tomentosa
- Kalanchoe tomentosa cv. chocolate soldier
- Kalanchoe tomentosa fma. variegated
- Kalanchoe uniflora
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, the most popular
It is the most popular kalanchoe and also the most common in garden establishments. It stands out for its flowers of varied but very vivid colors , and for its large, fleshy , intense green leaves . To flourish it needs to be in a location with plenty of natural light input, and if conditions are not optimal it may not bloom every year.
There is a specific variety of this kalanchoe called calandiva. It looks a lot like the original blossfeldiana, but its flowers are double, so its flowering is even more showy.
This peculiar plant with leaves arranged in a star shape is known for its very slow growth, although it can reach heights of up to 1 meter . Its leaves are covered with small whitish hairs , which give the plant a soft and velvety touch . The tips of its leaves have brown spots, serrated like their margins.
Kalanchoe Tessa, a hanging flowering plant
This type of kalanchoe received at the time the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. It is a hanging kalanchoe , which reaches heights of up to 30 centimeters. Its leaves are slightly serrated and fleshy, and its striking pink to red flowers, tubular or bell-shaped, sprout from very small stems. It is a plant both indoors and outdoors.
Kalanchoe Pink Butterflies
This succulent plant is named after its young shoots, which are born at the edges of its leaves and are a beautiful pink color , which makes them look like flowers. Unfortunately, the life span of these youngsters is quite short.
It is a hybrid between the kalanchoe delagoensis and the kalanchoe daigremontiana. To keep it in optimal condition, it is advisable to find a semi-shade location for it.
This is another of the most popular kalanchoe types among succulent plant fans . Its leaves, serrated edge and with dark spots on the underside, are born from erect stems of good thickness. It is uncommon for it to flower, but a large number of suckers grow from the jagged edges of its leaves.
This kalanchoe can be grown both in soil and in a pot, although like many other species, it needs a great deal of natural light to flourish. Its leaves are large and rounded , light green in the center and pink at the end, very beautiful and decorative.
A kalanchoe native to the island of Madagascar, which grows to heights of one meter, it is one of the fastest growing types of kalanchoe . Its leaves are fleshy and serrated, with edges marked by a darkened line. It is a crass that can be kept indoors but, like most, it cannot stand the cold.
Also native to Madagascar, this kalanchoe is characterized by being one of the largest of its kind, and is that it is shrubby in appearance. It can reach heights of up to 3 meters , looking like a small tree with large, fleshy leaves .
It is evergreen, so it is commonly used to decorate gardens or spaces that should not be dirty.
Another species with the same origin as the previous two. Its name comes from the botanist Gaston Bonnier, after whom it was called. Its leaves are opposite and up to 6 centimeters in length, very beautiful and with a silver stem. They are light green in color dotted with dark patterned spots, and their flowers are red with a yellow corolla, very decorative.
We end up with the largest type of kalanchoe , as it can reach heights of up to 8 meters . This plant, also native to Madagascar, forms small or medium-sized trees, with a stem that widens at its base up to 10 centimeters in diameter and forks as it grows. Its inflorescences, in bright pink and purple tones , are among the most showy and striking.