Blooming Kalanchoe Marnieriana, they love filtered light ( thanks to my neighbors apple tree!). From 1 gal 2 years ago to this huge pot! And look at those aireal roots! Wishing I have a huge garden so I can plant in the ground 💚💗
KALANCHOE MARNIERIANA Jacobsen, 1954 (engl./ fr.)
Bryophyllum marnierianum (Jacobsen) ByaIt (2000)
Kalanchoe humbertii Mannoni & Boiteau (1947)
Distribution : South-eastern Madagascar; moist rocky places.
Description (according to B. Descoings in IHSP, 2003) :
Perennials, entirely glabrous, much-branched, forming tufts to 30 cm tall.
Stems creeping at the base and rooting, later ascending, red, spotted with brown in the lower parts, with 2 ribs between the nodes.
Leaves often crowded near branch tips, petiolate, glaucous, bluish, with violet spots, petiole cylindrical, 3 - 8 mm, lamina obovate to suborbicular, 3 – 4 x 2 - 3 cm, tip rounded, base subcordate, slightly auriculate, margins subentire, sometimes a few crenations in the upper part, with numerous bulbils on the teeth.
Inflorescences corymbiform, peduncle 9 - 12 cm, pedicels 1 - 1.5 cm.
Flowers pendent, calyx green to green-purple, tube 9 - 11 mm, sepals deltoid, acute, 7 - 8.5 x ± 6 mm, corolla urceolate-tubular, yellow, orange to pink, tube ± 8-angled, 20 - 35 mm, petals obovate, obtuse, 5 – 6 mm long and wide.
Cytology : 2n = 68
The species is close to K. fedtschenkoi and K. laxiflora with which it forms a homogeneous group. All have the same habit, biology and ecology. - ICN