Succulent of the Month will be a new regular feature on the Succulent Addict blog, showcasing different succulents because there are just so many to love!
Name: Kalanchoe pumila
Common name: Dwarf Kalanchoe
Distinctive features: Native to Madagascar, this plant has distinctive white to grey powdery leaves and delicate candy pink flowers in the spring.
Why I love it: This particular succulent is so different to other succulents in both colour and form. It’s colour is very distinctive and it really complements other succulents so I really enjoy using it in mixed succulent planters, as shown here
Things to watch out for: The trickiest thing about keeping this plant is that it really is a sun worshiper; it really needs strong direct sunlight, which can be a challenge during a dull UK winter. It stretches easily if its conditions are too dark and the leaves start to look a bit limp and sorry for themselves! Therefore it is best to keep it in a south facing window during the autmn, winter and early spring and to keep the temperatures in the double figures if possible. This beauty doesn’t do cold and gloomy darling!
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