Kalanchoe Marmorata ‘Tiger'
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Kalanchoe marmorata 'tiger' is a truly stunning plant that is native to Central and South-West Africa. This plant is highly sought after for its beautiful patterned leaves and its ease of care. It thrives in the arid landscapes of dry plateaus and scrub forests and bursts into a profusion of small flowers every October. This plants can sometimes be called the Penwiper Plant, Marbled Kalanchoe, Marbled Paddle Plant or Kalanchoe Tigrina.
Kalanchoe marmorata 'tiger' grows in the arid landscapes of dry plateaus and scrub forests in Central and South-West Africa. This plant is well-adapted to these dry and sunny conditions, and it is capable of thriving in harsh environments where other plants might struggle.
In the wild, Kalanchoe marmorata 'tiger' is a succulent plant that stores water in its leaves and stem to survive long periods of drought. The plant has evolved to grow low to the ground, forming dense mats of foliage that help protect it from the intense sunlight and heat. During the rainy season, the plant produces an abundance of small flowers, attracting pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Overall, Kalanchoe marmorata 'tiger' is a tough and resilient plant that can withstand a wide range of environmental conditions. These qualities make it an excellent choice for indoor cultivation, as it requires minimal care and can add a beautiful splash of color and texture to any space.
For the Kalanchoe marmorata 'tiger' to thrive, it requires bright light and very occasional watering. This plant prefers to be kept dry and should be treated like a cactus to ensure optimal growth. It should be placed in a bright, sunny, warm, and airy location, but should be protected from the mid-day sun. During the winter, it should be kept dry with only occasional watering. The leaves turn pink and red with the cool nights of winter, and it is normal to experience leaf drop during this season. However, the plant will grow back big and strong once summer arrives.
Kalanchoe marmorata 'tiger' is an excellent choice as a gift for a houseplant enthusiast. If you plan to give this plant as a gift, make sure to include your message at the basket stage, and we will deliver the houseplant along with a free, handwritten card while leaving out the paperwork with the price on.
At Happy Houseplants, we are passionate about bringing beautiful and unusual houseplants to your doorstep to provide a true rainforest experience in your own home. Our plants offer the perfect opportunity for meditation, relaxation, or even forest bathing, allowing you to enjoy the stress relief that comes with being surrounded by greenery. Try it out for yourself and experience the benefits of having these beautiful plants in your home!
Kalanchoe marmorata 'tiger' care level
This plant is easy to care for, great for beginners.
Where should I put this plant?
Kalanchoe marmorata 'tiger' likes bright indirect light, it will also enjoy a sunny spot. The brighter the light the more colour in the plant.
How should I water this plant?
Water regularly during the active growing season. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. Keep completely dry in winter.
Should I feed this plant?
Yes, once a month through the summer or March through September.
When developing our original Happy Houseplants’ Vegan Cactus & Succulent Food, we decided not to tinker with it too much, so you'll find no chemical supplements in this 100% cruelty-free vegan product. Our organic original Vegan Cactus & Succulent food is made from Seaweed harvested sustainably.
Seaweed provides a delicate blend of growth hormones and micronutrients that is perfect for all indoor plants. Houseplants grow throughout spring, summer and autumn, so they will benefit from organic fertiliser during this time to encourage flowering and keep them healthy and well. Check out our full houseplant food range here
Is this plant suitable if I have pets?
This plant is toxic to cats and dogs.
What size is this plant?
W12cm x H20cm
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