The genus Kalanchoe includes more than 100 species of plants, but only a few are regularly seen in cultivation, the most recognizable of which is the Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. Native to Madagasgar, kalanchoe thrives in arid environments, making it a popular succulent. Growers are drawn to kalanchoe for its ease of care and interesting leaves and flowers, which bloom consistently throughout the year in response to daylight.
Kalanchoe is slow-growing, on average taking between two and five years to reach mature size. Available in pretty shades like red, pink, yellow, and white, Kalanchoe can be easily found at most grocery stores, nurseries, and florists, especially around the holiday season.