Kalanchoe beharensis x tomentosa 'Fang'
K. beharensis is an oddball species from Madagascar, which is hopelessly tender. Our 'Fang' is actually a hybrid, which according to a local grower is somewhat hardier, down to the mid-20s. Its succulent leaves are silver-hairy, and 'Fang' is known for the dinosaur-bumpy undersides of the leaves. I got ours as a small potted plant, a grocery store purchase. Despite its uncertain hardiness, I decided to set it out in the garden, and enjoy it at least for the year – it's planted near the rock garden, in a corner where it may get a little passing shade from a nearby live oak. It did survive the mild winter of 2019; the growth it put on in the aftermath is a little more varied in color, with rusty brown edges decorating the leaves.
||elephant's ear kalanchoe; velvet-leaf kalanchoe
tender shrub (Z9-12)
||pale yellow (summer)
||ordinary garden soil
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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