Kalanchoe pinnata


Description: 

Native to India and other Asian regions. Young plantlets are produced from the leaves, even if broken off, and pinned to window curtains. The fleshy foliage, greyish green and tinged with red, at first undivided oval oblong and notched, in later stages divided into 3 to 5 scalloped leaflets. Nodding greenish flowers tinted purple.

In traditional medicine, various Kalanchoe species have been used to treat ailments such as infections, rheumatism and inflammation. Kalanchoe pinnata has been recorded in Trinidad and Tobago as being used as a traditional treatment for hypertension. Additionally, it has been used to treat kidney stones in India where it goes by the name "Pather Chat or Paan-futti."

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
9
Family: 
Crassulaceae
Flower : 
Greenish
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun to partial shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Latin Name: 
Kalanchoe pinnata
Common Name: 
Life Plant, Floppers, Air Plant, Life Plant, Miracle Leaf, Goethe Plant, Cathedral Bells

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