Kalanchoe pumila is a dwarf flowering succulent that belongs to the Crassulaceae family. The epithet ‘pumila’ is a Latin word which means dwarf or slow-growing. It is a perennial succulent that is very easy to grow and does not require much care and attention. For busy gardeners, Kalanchoe pumila is one of the great options.
It is very rewarding for its beautiful blooms. It can be a perfect addition to hanging baskets and rock gardens. This succulent has a trailing or mounding growth habit and looks great in hanging baskets.
It is a shrub succulent with a trailing and spreading growth habit. It grows to a length of 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) and 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) in width. It looks amazing trailing from the hanging baskets and gives a captivating display to the home gardens. It also looks enchanting as a ground cover.
This succulent has arching stems densely covered with round 1 to 1/2 inches long leaves. Leaves are silver grey with a rosy tint. The leaves have toothed margins and covered with whitish waxy hair that are very soft and give a frosted appearance to this succulent.
Flowers are bell-shaped pink violet ¼ inches long with distinct yellow anthers. The flowers are held erectly on the stems.
The beautiful pink flowers bloom from late winter to early spring. They brighten up the silvery foliage of Kalanchoe pumila with their pretty color. The bloom attracts butterflies, bees, and birds.
Is Kalanchoe pumila an indoor or outdoor succulent?
The indoor and outdoor cultivation of Kalanchoe pumila depends on temperature. It is adaptable as a houseplant and widely grown. It can be grown outdoors in those regions where it is a hardy succulent.