Kalanchoe belong to the same Stonecrop family (Crassulaceae) as Crassula.

They are mainly native to Madagascar and tropical Africa.

In their native climate they enjoy mild dry summers, so they don’t do well in extreme heat or, at the other end of the scale for that matter, freezing temperatures.

Low maintenance and typified by soft leaves (some with short hairs that give the foliage a ‘fuzzy’ feel) and dainty small flowers, Kalanchoe can be grown both indoors (bright light) and out.

In fact, they tend to like the same temperatures we typically like as humans, so always bear that in mind.

Profuse flowering varieties should be kept out of direct hot afternoon sun.

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