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Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi (Lavender Scallops)

Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi (Lavender Scallops), also known as Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi, is a succulent with upright flowering stems and…


Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi, formerly known as Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi, native to Madagascar, [1] is widely sold as a house or garden plant [2] that has established itself in the wild in some southern parts of the United States of America. Its specific epithet fedtschenkoi honors botanist Boris Fedtschenko (1873-1947). [3]

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi is a low-growing, frost-tender perennial succulent which prefers dry, open ground. It grows to 10–12 inches (25–30 cm) tall as an untidy, low, rounded herb. The stems are round, smooth and lax with visible leaf scars, often bending and touching the ground where they produce roots and new plants. Leaves are fleshy, alternate, blue-green and oval or obovate with fine scalloped edges, the edges may turn pink or red under strong sunlight or drought conditions. The tubular flowers are in corymbs, often multi-layered in good conditions. Each flower has a short calyx edged with delta-shaped segments, which is shorter than its tubular corolla. The corolla is an orange/coral/apricot color. The flowers are pendant. [4]

Commonly called ‘Lavender Scallops’ from the shape and color of its leaves. It has few pests but may harbor mealy bugs or occasionally scale insects. [2]

  1. ^ ab"Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi Raym.-Hamet & H.Perrier". Plants of the World Online. Kew Science . Retrieved 2020-10-14 .
  2. ^ abBryophyllum fedtschenkoi (Raym.-Hamet & H.Perrier), Connecticut University.
  3. ^Raymond-Hamet & H. Perrier de la Bâthie. Annales du Museé Colonial de Marseille, sér. 2 3: 75–80. 1915.
  4. ^Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi, eFloras.

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Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi - Lavender Scallops [limited]


Give your kalanchoe houseplant plenty of sunlight each day. Setting the plant in front of a south or west-facing window provides adequate lighting. During the summer, place the plant outside in the morning for a few hours of direct sunlight.

Keep the temperature between 70 to 75 degrees F during the day for best results. Nighttime temperature should be about 10 degrees lower than daytime temperatures. Kalanchoe does not need overly humid conditions regular house humidity is fine.

  • Too much water will cause root rot.
  • Kalanchoe does not need overly humid conditions regular house humidity is fine.

Water only when the top 1 inch of soil has dried out, usually every other day or so. For best results, grow your houseplant in a container with drainage holes to avoid root rot.

Fertilize every two weeks starting in the spring. Use a common houseplant food and water in well after applying. Once the plant starts blooming, cut back to fertilizing only once a month.

Remove dead flowers and leaves to keep the plant in good condition. If the leaves get dusty, spray with water to clean.

  • Water only when the top 1 inch of soil has dried out, usually every other day or so.
  • For best results, grow your houseplant in a container with drainage holes to avoid root rot.

After blooming, re-plant your Kalanchoe in a container one size up from the previous one. To re-bloom your plant, set it in a dark area for six weeks once it finishes blooming. Kalanchoe needs dark conditions to force blooms again.

Avoid keeping your plant in direct sunlight for more than 2 to 3 hours at a time. Do not let the nighttime temperatures drop below 50 degrees F. Never let Kalanchoe sit in standing water.


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