ISI 2015-31. Kalanchoe uniflora Raym.-Hamet

This charming epiphyte bears a superficial resemblance to Peperomia rotundifolia, though it has opposite pairs of orbicular to slightly elongate leaves that lack the peperomia’s reticulate, silvery venation. The flowers are, of course, completely different; those of the peperomia being virtually invisible to the naked eye and arranged on a small, green spike while those of the kalanchoe are quite showy, even when compared to other members of this often beautifully flowered genus. Despite the name, it rarely has just one flower per cyme, usually two or three. These are pendent, rich pinkish in color and twice as long as the leaves. We offer rooted cuttings of HBG 106378, a plant from Harold Koopowitz, from cuttings originally collected in montane forest near Andasibe (Perinet), in the more tropical, northeastern part of Madagascar. $7.

cascading out of a hanging pot

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 87 (3), May - June, 2015