Learn All About The Amazingly Adorable Panda Plant To Grow One For Yourself!
The Plantae kingdom is full of wonders and some of these wonders have been given accreditation for their unique qualities. One such wonder that we are going to discuss is the spectacular panda plant that has been recognized by the Royal Horticultural Society and even honored with the Award of Garden Merit.
Want to know more about this fuzzy succulent plant? Continue to read as we tell you all about the amazing features of this plant along with a guide on how to grow it so that you will have a brilliantly lively showpiece for practically any part of your house.
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About the panda plant
This plant is a succulent with certain spectacular morphological features and qualities. The genus to which this plant belongs is called Kalanchoe and is a group of over 120 succulent plants that thrive in different parts of the world.
The botanical name of this plant is Kalanchoe tomentosa and belongs to the plant family known by the name of Crassulaceae. While Tomentosa means velvety or densely woolly, the other names of the plant are based on its unique looks that share a resemblance with so many things. You may come across this plant as being called by names like a Chocolate soldier, Pussy ears, Teddy bear plant, and Cocoon plant.
This species of Kalanchoe has been a native of the region of Madagascar but it rose in popularity as an easy-going houseplant and is now successfully grown all over the world. The plant grows on the granite rocks while in the wild but their adaptability to the various conditions must be lauded that is the reason behind them being able to thrive in the household conditions of various regions too.
Major physical characteristics of the panda plant
It is commonly noticed that the succulent plants share a lot of resemblance with each other but you will not have any problem in identifying the panda or cocoon plant because this fuzzy succulent stands out in the crows with its spectacularly distinctive morphological features. Here is all that you should know about this plant:
Growing the panda plant
A large number of Kalanchoe species are known for their ability to be cultured indoors very easily. Similarly, the chocolate soldier plant also allows some level of carelessness for its growers and does most of the work on its own while growing. The mentionable thing here is that while you don’t have to do a lot to care for this plant, there are certain requirements of this plant that must be met to get good growth.
Let’s move on to see the guide for growing the K. tomentosa plant.
Basic requirements of the plant
Here is a list of the things that are essential for the plant to thrive:
Method of propagating the plant
You can start with initiating the plant when the weather is hot enough like during spring or summers. Cut some leaves from a matured plant in the spring season. Allow the leaves rest for one week to let them dry out completely.
Have your pot ready with the soil mix and then plant the leave to make sure that it remains inserted upright. Water the plant immediately and continue taking care of it. It will be around 4 weeks till the roots will emerge and then the plant can be repotted.
Caring for the panda plant
Here are the best panda plant care tips that can have you a great matured plant thriving for a long:
This was all about the great panda plant that can be easily grown and kept to boost the décor of any living space. You won’t find any difficulty in taking care of the plant once it reaches maturity and to make that possible, just follow what we discussed above carefully.