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Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Cactus and succulent plants | House Plant | Magnoliopsida
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Scientific name - Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Poellnitz

Popular names - Christmas Kalanchoe, Flaming Katie.

Distribution and Habitat - originally from China and Madagascar.

Description - Juicy species, perennial, native to Madagascar, was introduced in Europe in 1920. The species is named after Robert Blossfeld. Undergrowth of 40 cm height. Leaves simple, opposite, succulent, elliptic to ovata, the strains are from the top of Blong-lanceolata, 2-10 cm long, red margin, crenate, glabra. Mugurele flowers is 11 mm. Cime flowers arranged in dense terminal or axillary, the flowers are bisexual, calyx of 4 sepa green, 5 x 2 mm tube Corola of 4 petals united, corolla tube 10 mm, 5 mm petals, colored, blooming from January to April but can flourish and all year. Pollination is fafold by birds and insects. Fruit follicles, 8x2 mm.

Growth rate - slowly.

Requirements - sandy soil, well drained, sunny or partly sunny with exhibitions.

Management - If kept in a room and the regular watering, will grow but will not inflorii. To thrive it needs to be held in winter to 10 ° C and wash once every 20 days. Do not ever wet the leaves. The fertilizeaza to 15-20 days, too much fertilizer causes the strain to alungeasca. The transvazeaza after blooming. Flowers wilted cut to ensure a longer flowering. Do not keep near radiators or other heat sources.

Propagation - by seeds or seedlings.

Pests and diseases - too much humidity can cause staining of leaves, the plant needs good air circulation.

 

Properties and Uses - plant may be used for borduri, rocarii.

It is toxic to animals.

Myth, Legend and Folklore --

References

Michael E. Peterson, Patricia A. Talco - Small Animal Toxicology - Saunders, 2006

Nico Vermeulen - Encyclopedia of House Plants - Routledge, 1999

Urs Eggli - Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants - Springer, 2005

W. Arthur Whistler - Tropical Ornamentals - Timber Press, 2000

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