Desert Rose Paddle Plant

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora 'Desert Rose'

Item 6940
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Prized for its thick, round, paddle-shaped succulent foliage, with a chalky blue-green color and red tinge that intensifies in full sun. Clusters of yellow flowers on spikes appear on mature plants. Provides dramatic color and texture in rock gardens or xeriscapes. Easily grown in containers, indoors or out. A frost-tender evergreen.

Close Up :: Credit: Monrovia Mixed containers :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Close Up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Landscape - with Green Wheel Sempervivum :: Credit: Doreen Wynja
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Average Size at Maturity
Forms foliage clumps 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe thyrsiflora 'Desert Rose'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: No
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Multicolored
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Garden Style: Mediterranean ,   Rustic

Requires loose, porous, well-drained soils; does not tolerate soggy, poorly drained soils. Protect from intense afternoon sun in very hot summer regions. Water regularly during first growing season, or until well established; once established, reduce frequency. Prune to remove wayward, dead, or top-heavy growth.


The origin of the name Kalanchoe is somewhat of a mystery - some say it was derived from the Chinese words 'Kalan Chauhuy' meaning "that which falls and grows", in reference to the plantlets that drop from many of the species, but others believe it is derived from the ancient Indian words 'kalanka' meaning "spot" or "rust" and 'chaya' meaning "glossy" in reference to the reddish glossy leaves.

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