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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
velvet elephant ear
Kalanchoe can be annuals, biennials, perennials, shrubs or trees, with succulent, simple or pinnately lobed foliage and tubular or bell-shaped flowers with four lobes
K. beharensis is a bushy, succulent, evergreen perennial with long-stalked, triangular leaves which are concave and brown on the upper side, greyish-hairy beneath. Small urn-shaped greenish-yellow flowers 6mm in length are borne in panicles in late winter
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow indoors in a loam-based potting compost with added extra grit in bright filtered light. Water moderately when in growth, sparingly when dormant. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser 2 or 3 times in the growing season
Propagate by seed or offsets in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Drought Resistant
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get mealybugs and vine weevil
Generally disease free
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