Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: leaves, cuttings
Flower: in the summer
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Kalanchoe tomentosa
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means spring and fall. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during summer as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Panda Plant"
Kalanchoe tomentosa requires full sun to partial shade. It's best to keep it in an area of your garden or home that gets plenty of bright, indirect sunlight throughout the day. When temperatures are too hot and direct sunlight is too intense, try moving "Panda Plant" to a shadier spot for part of the day.
In order to protect Kalanchoe tomentosa from freezing temperatures, it is important to provide adequate insulation and drainage. A layer of mulch or gravel will help protect the roots by keeping them warm during cold weather. In addition, protection from wind and sun exposure can help reduce the chances of frost damage.
Propagating succulents by leaves is a great way to grow new plants from existing ones. Simply cut off a few healthy leaves from the mother plant and place them on top of a potting mix. Water the soil regularly, keeping it moist but not soggy, and soon you'll have brand new succulents!
One way to propagate Kalanchoe tomentosa is by cutting
Kalanchoe tomentosa is generally thought to be non-toxic for humans and animals. However, it is important to note that certain parts of the plant may contain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation if ingested or touched. For this reason, the plant should always be kept away from children and pets.
Pests and Diseases
Kalanchoe tomentosa can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as aphids, mealybugs, and Red spider mites.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Aphids: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Red spider mites: Quarantine, clean your infected plants, treatment with a systemic insecticidal/soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.