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Cup Kalanchoe, Walking Kalanchoe
Scientific Name: Kalanchoe synsepala Baker
Synonym: Kalanchoe brachycalyx, Kalanchoe gentyi, Kalanchoe trichantha
Family: Crassulaceae
Cup Kalanchoe, Walking Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe  synsepala) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 26F (-3C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Central Madagascar

Growth Habits:

Watering Needs: Keep dry in winter

Propagation: Offsets that form at the end of long stolons

Young leaves have a brown, thorny edge. The edge becomes smoother when the leaf ages.

Cultural Practices:
This species is dormant in winter, keep at or around 50F (10C), water once a month.

Blooming Habits:
Hairy tubular flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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