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Panda Plant, Pussy Ears
Scientific Name: Kalanchoe tomentosa Baker
Synonym:
Family: Crassulaceae
Panda Plant, Pussy Ears (Kalanchoe  tomentosa) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 17,23-25, 27
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Semi tender in Phoenix, Hardy to 28F (-2C)

Heat Tolerance: Resists to full sun

Sun Exposure: Light shade or shade in summer in Phoenix

Origin: Madagascar

Growth Habits: Succulent subshrub, up to 1.5 feet tall (45 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water, keep dry in winter

Propagation: Stem cuttings, leaf cuttings


The typical form has 2 inches long leaves, grey fuzz and brown blotches on the edge. 'Chocolate Soldier' has brown fuzz, and 'Ginger' has yellowish fuzz.

Panda Plant, Pussy Ears (Kalanchoe  tomentosa)

Panda Plant, Pussy Ears (Kalanchoe  tomentosa)

Blooming Habits:
The panda plant has yellow-green flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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