kalanchoe

noun
ka·​lan·​choe | \ ˌka-lən-ˈkō-ē also kə-ˈlaŋ-kə-(ˌ)wē or ˈka-lən-ˌchō \

Definition of kalanchoe 

: any of a genus (Kalanchoe) of chiefly African tropical succulent herbs or shrubs of the orpine family often cultivated as ornamentals

called also bryophyllum

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Flowers like African violets, Phalaenopsis orchids, and kalanchoe do especially well indoors, but textured leaves might provide more consistent eye candy in between blooms. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "QUIZ: Answer These Questions and We’ll Tell You Your Houseplant Soulmate," 21 Aug. 2018 Place your kalanchoe in a sunny window for best performance. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "So you bought holiday plants. Now what?," 29 Dec. 2017 The nursery grows more than 650 varieties including many different kinds of haworthia, kalanchoe, senecio, aeonium and sedum. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Share a garden gift that grows on you," 15 Dec. 2017 Make sure indoor poinsettias, holiday cactuses and kalanchoes receive no nighttime light. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "October gardening calendar," 30 Sep. 2017 The leaves of echeverria, sedum, crassula and kalanchoe take time to grow, but stem cuttings are faster. Leslie Crawford, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Propagating succulents? You can do it three ways," 8 Sep. 2017 A flapjack kalanchoe is one of many good-looking succulents in Terri Tollette’s Folsom garden. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Catching a buzz from water-saving succulents on Gardens of Folsom tour," 28 Apr. 2017 Her favorites are echeverias, aeoniums and kalanchoes. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, "Catching a buzz from water-saving succulents on Gardens of Folsom tour," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of kalanchoe

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kalanchoe

New Latin

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