Kalanchoe marnieriana (Marnier's Kalanchoe)
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Kalanchoe marnieriana H. Jacobsen
Bryophyllum marnierianum, Kalanchoe humbertii
Kalanchoe marnieriana is a succulent subshrub, up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall and up to 3 feet (1.2 m) wide, with flat, rounded, blue-green leaves. The leaves are arranged oppositely and flatten together facing toward the branch tips and turn to a pink color in the winter. The rose-pink to red flowers emerge and dangle off reddish stalks at the end of the branches throughout the year.
USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Kalanchoe care is minimal but be cautious about light levels. Strong southern light can burn the tips of the leaves. Place pots in partial sun to light shade areas when growing Kalachoes.
The flowering varieties are highly rewarding for their colorful and long-lasting flowers. They prefer bright, sunny locations, especially in the summer growing season. During the winter, consider a south-facing window. Water moderately throughout the summer and reduce watering in the winter. Let the soil surface dry out between waterings, and in the winter, the plant can almost dry out. Watch the fleshy leaves for signs of water distress. They prefer warmth. Don't let fall below 55 ºF (13 ºC). An ordinary potting soil mix is fine. Feed bi-weekly in the summer with a liquid fertilizer, or use slow-release pellets.
These small plants require repotting every few years. When repotting, take additional care in handling as the leaves are somewhat brittle and can snap easily. Clay pots work exceptionally well for planting Kalanchoes. Ensure pots can drain well, and saucers can empty easily.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Kalanchoe.
Kalanchoe marnieriana is native to Madagascar.
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Kalanchoe marnieriana - Marnier's Kalanchoe 2" pot
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This listing is for 1 Kalanchoe marnieriana - Marnier's Kalanchoe. Each plant is from a 2" pot. This variety of kalanchoe has cute round leaves with pink edges. It is fast growing and has multiple branches!
These will be shipped bare root, without a pot! Representative images are shown in the first 3 images, the last image is a larger size plant to show what it looks like after it has grown!
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Most live plants will be shipped bare root, but certain individual plants may ship better with soil in a pot, so I will make that decision as I see best. Shipping bare root has many advantages- It saves weight for cheaper shipping and I can more carefully wrap the soilless plants to protect them during shipping.
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How Do I Water Kalanchoes?
The kalanchoe features fleshy leaves and stems, so they don’t need lots of water. Above all, the plants need good draining soil to prevent root rot from damaging the plant. You’ll know that you’re overwatering the plants when the foliage starts to swell.
We recommend you water the plant, and let it dry between waterings. Press your finger an inch into the soil in the pot, and check to see if the soil is dry. If it’s dry, you can water, but if it’s moist, give it another day. Kalanchoes don’t need much water to thrive, and overwatering is more of a problem than underwatering for this variety.
Depending on your climate conditions, you might only need to water your kalanchoe once every other week. These plants are incredibly drought-resistant, and hardy against warm weather conditions – provided you don’t keep them in the sun.
You might have to increase your watering schedule to once a week when the plant starts to flower. There’s no need to mist or spray the plants, but spraying once a year is an excellent way to clean the duct of your Kalanchoe.
Tips to take care of the Kalanchoe marnieriana “Marnier’s Kalanchoe”
Kalanchoe humilis is a very easy plant to maintain in the garden. Next, its basic cultivation requirements:
It is essential to provide a lot of lighting to avoid the etiolation of the stems.
The leaf spots are accentuated even more under conditions of intense lighting.
It is recommended to expose to the sun in the early hours of the morning and late in the afternoon.
It grows much better under the influence of high temperatures.
The optimum temperature range for the species is between 20ºC-29ºC. It does not tolerate temperatures below 0ºC for long periods.
It requires a substrate slightly rich in organic matter and with optimal drainage.
Prolonged waterlogging will quickly rot the radical system. Commercial substrates for crass and cacti can be used without problems with an extra aggregate of coarse sand.
Remember the previous disinfection of the substrate in order to avoid the proliferation of pathogens that are in it.
Irrigate preferably after drying the surface of the substrate during hot seasons.
Watering should preferably be done at the height of the substrate to avoid wetting the foliage
Plagues and diseases
Attacked mainly by mealybugs and mollusks.
The mealybugs cause the fall of the leaves, wilting of the flowers and allow the proliferation of pathogenic fungi.
Molluscs devour sections of leaves and stems in a short time.
It is multiplied by cuttings of stems or from leaves.
To grow “Marnier’s Kalanchoe” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing in well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.