Kalanchoe t. ‘Fantastic’

'Fantastic' Kalanchoe
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Plant Type

Succulent

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

1-2′ x 2-3′

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Yellow, Green

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Rounding

Sunset Garden Zones

13, 17, 21-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

10A-11

Kalanchoe T. Fantastic is commonly known as the Paddle Plant.  It has red coloring on its “paddles” that are visually interesting and attractive.  As a tropical succulent it can grow 1 to 2 feet tall.  The unusual paddle like leaves are a way for the plant to retain water.  This would be much needed in a desert garden or where drought tolerant plantings are grouped and watered very little.

The rounded silvery-green leaves of Kalanchoe T. Fantastic have a dramatic red blush from the leaf edges.  The young leaves have cream-colored highlights but unlike other kalanchoes these highlights are not caused by cold temperatures.  They are always visible on the plant.  Fantastic is a vigorous and drought-tolerant plant that can grow up to 2 feet tall and wide. It adds sensational color to any garden.

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