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Kalanchoe rotundifolia - Fresh Seeds - RARE EXOTIC SUCCULENT - Inflorescence Orange Blooms

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         15       Seeds      for       $4.00 (Pkt. Size)

       100       Seeds      for     $15.00

       250       Seeds      for     $28.00

       500       Seeds      for     $42.00

    1,000       Seeds      for     $68.00

     

    These seeds are VERY VERY small, each pack of seed will contain more than advertised.  But if you are uncomfortable working with VERY VERY small seeds please do NOT purchase this product.

     

    Kalanchoe rotundifolia

    Kalanchoe rotundifolia is a brittle succulent plant which grows up to 1m tall under favourable conditions. Adanson who derived the name Kalanchoe from the Chinese name for one of the species, described this genus in 1763. The species name rotundifolia comes from the Latin and means "round leaves".

     

    It is a orange-flowering species with a slender stem. It has fleshy, rounded or lobed leaves that are 2.5cm broad and are clustered at the base of erect stems. It must be noted that some of these plants, although with the species name rotundifolia, have leaves that are not round. They were grouped together because they had other similarities.

     

    The genus Kalanchoe typically has a tubular flower. Flowers are borne in an inflorescence with a long erect stalk. The flat-topped inflorescence consists of yellow or orange flowers and often become red and conspicuously twisted when old. The flowering period occurs through autumn and early winter (February until June).

     

    Kalanchoe rotundifolia is widely distributed in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

    It is a delightful little plant that puts up a brave show in clumps among trees and shrubs. The robust red flowering specimens are rewarding garden plants, flowering for many weeks.

    Kalanchoe rotundifolia is traditionally used by the Zulu as a charm to make one invisible.



    Growing Kalanchoe rotundifolia

     

    This is an easy plant to propagate from both seed and cuttings. The seeds of these plants are very fine and must be collected as soon as they are ripe before they disperse. The best time to sow these seeds will be early spring in order to give them plenty of time to grow before late autumn. Sowing may be done either in seedling containers or directly into the garden.

     

    Ideal cuttings for propagation are semi-hardwood and soft tip cuttings. Cuttings should be planted into river sand and there is no need to apply root-stimulating hormones. Each leaf is capable of producing a new plant when it drops to the ground. The rooted cuttings or seedlings must be planted in dry, shady conditions.

     

    This is a good plant for a low maintenance and water-wise garden. In summer rainfall regions there is no need to water as rain will be sufficient. Kalanchoe rotundifolia will successfully seed itself in the garden and once it is established it will persist for many years.


    Kalanchoes are easy-to-care-for blooming houseplants that bloom in the winter when many other plants are resting. Because growers can manipulate the bloom, you will also see kalanchoe blooming in stores as a gift plant at other times of the year.

     

    1. Place your kalanchoe plant in bright light.

      • Place your kalanchoe in an east- or west-facing window during spring and summer.

      • Place your kalanchoe in a south-facing window from about November to March.

      • Place your kalanchoe in a lightly shaded area in a greenhouse or outdoors if you don’t want to grow it inside.

    1. Keep your kalanchoe warm. Temperatures between 55ºF and 80ºF (12.7 to 29 ºC) are ideal.

    1. Allow the soil surface to dry out before re-watering it. Then, water the plant until water drains out the pot bottom. Discard any water collected in trays or saucers.

    1. Cut the kalanchoe back to 3” (7.6 cm) with pruning shears after it finishes blooming. Blooming can last as long as 3 months.

    1. Set the pot back away from bright light and don’t water the pot for a month after you’ve pruned it.

    1. Bring the pot back into a bright window after a month and water it well.

    1. Fertilize the kalanchoe with a blooming houseplant fertilizer according to label directions after watering and then once a month until November.

    1. Remove any dead leaves and dust growing leaves with a damp cloth if needed.





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