Kalanchoe sexangularis

Botanical name

Kalanchoe sexangularis

Other names

Kalanchoe rubinea; Kalanchoe longiflora

Family

Crassulaceae

Dimensions

Branched succulent of about 30 cm, when inflorescence is present it can be more than double that height

Description of stem

Soft, but sturdy, leaves clustering to the end of branches

Description of leaves

Ruby red in sunny positions, less so, even green in shady areas; folding inwards along the main axis and recurving towards the tip; fleshy with toothed margins

Description of flowers

Small yellow flowers clustered on long stems, often 1 m or more

Description of seed/fruit

 

Description of roots

 

Variation

 

 

 

Propagation and cultivation

Grows easily from cuttings

Tolerances

Hardy

Uses

Garden plant

Ecological rarity

Common

Pests and diseases

Resistant

Other

Escaped from gardens in Gauteng

Location

In grassland and rocky areas

Distribution (SA provinces)

Mpumalanga; Limpopo; KwaZulu-Natal

Country

South Africa