The Panda Succulent - One For The Fluffy Foliage Fans
What is a Panda Succulent
The Panda succulent is part of the Kalanchoe group and is a hardy drought tolerant houseplant. It’s got quite a few nicknames, including the Chocolate Soldier and Pussy Ears. We prefer the Panda plant. This succulent originates from Madagascar. It uses its thick leaves to store water, and the tiny hairs gives it a velvety feel.
How do you care for a Panda Succulent
The Panda Succulent like a bright spot with some sunshine. Water into the soil, don’t let its leaves get wet as they easily rot, and don’t let it sit in water, too much love will kill this plant. We recommend letting it dry out between watering, increasing the amount in the warmer months.
Things to look out for
In the wild the Panda plant can flower, but it’s really rare to see this in the UK. They’re however pretty easy to propagate. Take a leaf, and let it dry out for a week, and then place it on some regular potting compost. Within a month you should see new roots forming.
How do we use them at Heron Hawker
The Panda Succulent is one of our favourites at Heron Hawker, it’s dark brown tips bring some depth to our terrariums. As a small plant it fits perfectly in our dry builds, and its growth means it can easily take centre stage, filling one of our medium sized terrariums, in all its glory. They look pretty awesome though as a potted plant, so pair it up with a rustic concrete plant pot to get that fuzzy plant rough pot combination.
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