This furry little friend is the perfect plant to introduce bubs to gardening - it feels nice to touch (like a Sylvanian Family Animal!) , it's almost impossible to kill through neglect, and it grows fast. Needing very little water, it's an ideal solution for dry poor soils and waterwise gardens too.
Kalanchoe tomentosa - panda plant, chocolate soldier, pussy ears
APPEARANCE : Tall branching succulent with an upright habit. Fuzzy oval grey-green leaves edged with brown. USE FOR : Ornamental plant ideal in well lit areas Striking landscaping plant for waterwise gardens in frost-free areas. PLANTING : Plant in free draining or even rocky soil in pots or out in the garden, taking care to keep the crown above the soil. Suited to full sun where it will develop more colour. Protect plants from single-digit temperatures. CARE : Like most succulents, require little water. Fortnightly watering during the warmer months will keep plants looking lush; reduce water in winter so the soil almost dries out. Fertilise during spring with an organic liquid feed mixed at half rate. If potted plants become crowded as pups develop, remove young plants and share with neighbours or re-pot. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1m H x 40cm W. YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants with a healthy young root system and will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. Your plants may be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on.