Kalanchoe uniflora is a small plant typically no more than two to five feet in height. Its native origins are in Madagascar, although it is now grown throughout the world. Its leaves are soft and fuzzy, covered in downy hairs. The foliage typically appears in shades of grey-green and it has the capacity to store water in its leaves, enabling it to survive semi-arid climates.
Kalanchoe uniflora is known for its attractive red and crimson flowers that appear in spring. It produces the vinous blooms en masse and is tolerant of both seaside and salt environments, making it a great option for coastal gardens and landscapes. This plant thrives in USDA Zones 9-11 and is quite adaptable to a variety of soil textures and drainage.
In colder regions and climates, this plant can be grown in pots as long as it is provided with adequate sunlight and protection from extreme temperatures. Water can be given in moderation during the spring and summer months and it should be allowed to dry out between waterings. Plant maintenance is easy and grooming can be done in the spring once flowering has ended. Pruning and trimming should be done with care as to not damage the foliage or disturb the blooming process.
Kalanchoe uniflora is a delightful and hardy plant, providing a pop of color with its stunning flowers. With minimal watering and care, this plant can bring beauty and vibrancy to any home, beachside or inland.