Kalanchoe tetraphylla

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Kalanchoe tetraphylla
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Kalanchoe thyrsiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Kalanchoe
Species: K. tetraphylla
Binomial name
Kalanchoe tetraphylla
  • Kalanchoe thyrsiflora Harv.

Kalanchoe tetraphylla (also known as paddle plant, flapjacks, desert cabbage, white lady, geelplakkie, meelplakkie, or plakkie[citation needed]) is a species of Kalanchoe native to South Africa. A succulent plant producing a stalk about 1m tall, dying back after flowering. It forms a basal rosette of large, rounded, fleshy, stalkless leaves, which are grayish-green with red margins, covered with a white powdery bloom. The inflorescence is terminal and erect with densely clustered thyrse-like panicles of greenish waxy flowers with yellow recurved lobes, narrowly urn-shaped. The plant flowers from autumn to spring, and is common in grassveld amongst rocks.

K. tetraphylla flowers
Habit and habitat


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