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Kalanchoe eriophylla
Cactus and succulent plants | House Plant | Magnoliopsida

Kalanchoe eriophylla - was first described by R. Hilsenbeck and W. Bojer, in 1857. Originally from Madagascar, which grows at high altitudes, on rocks.

Kalanchoe eriophylla - epiphytic species, herbaceous perennial, 30 cm height. Decumbenta strain or swing. Leaves opposite, Sesia, in rosettes at the base, language juicy, sub-ovoid, 10-35 x 6-17 mm, pubescent, base truncata or amplexicaule, top obtuse, margin entire or crenata. Blossom erect, simple or branched, peduncle 9-15 cm long, 2.7 flowers. Flowers erect or semi-erect, pubescent, pedicel 5.7 mm, 4 SEPA, glued to the tube forming a 1.5 mm long, green, lobes acute, 4 petals united at base forming a tube 6 mm long, pink-purple-open obovata or round, 8-12 x 5.9 mm. 8 Staminafree. Ovary inferior, 3 mm. Infloreste in February-March. Fruit follicles. Obovata seeds, top obtuse. 2n = 36.

Growth rate - slowly.

Culture - prefers well drained soils with low in humus, in full sun. Minimum temperature 4.5 ° C and maximum 16-19 ° C. Should be watered occasionally during the summer months, and during rest neudata. Summer should be held in position by semiumbra, excess light can cause leaf discoloration.

Multiplication - by cuttings. Stem cuttings, 5-7 cm long, early spring. Are planted on a permeable soil or sandy, moist semi-shade. Ties takes place after 2-3 weeks.

References

Gurcharan Singh Randhawa - Floriculture in India - South Asia Books, 1986

IUCN / SSC Cactus and Succulent Specialist Group - Cactus and Succulent Plants - World Conservation Union, 1997

P. Boite - Kalanchoe of Madagascale - Karthala, 1995

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

Other sources www3.interscience.wiley.com

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