ISI 2005-29. Kalanchoe bracteata ‘Silvermint’

Kalanchoe bracteata is a variable species and is represented in cultivation by green to gray-leaved forms. This new cultivar is one of the latter but with the added elegance of a copper-colored leaf margin in a pattern reminiscent of a US 25 cent coin. The species is native to Madagascar, but the precise origin of this cultivar is unknown. Rooted cuts of HBG 54411, received from D Hannon as K. nadyae, a synonym. $5.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 77 (2), March - April, 2005