Kalanchoe sexangularis ‘Red Scallops’

bushveld kalanchoe
Dark red scalloped leaves have best color in sun, more green in shade. Plant often has combination of red and green at once. Upright clustering grower.
height 2–5ft
width 2–3ft
tolerates Drought, Heat, Pots
This succulent likes to be fully saturated and then go totally dry before the next watering; you risk rotting the roots if you water while there is significant moisture in the soil. Keep an eye on the leaves, if they begin to shrivel the plant is ready for water. If the plant is in a small pot it will be heavy when well watered and lighter when it’s ready for a drink.

Remember your watering schedule will depend on the size of the pot (smaller pots needing more frequent watering) and environmental factors such as the season, weather, humidity and exposure.

Don’t leave succulents in standing water, such as a saucer, for more than a day.

Eventually older leaves will shrivel up. Once they are totally dry they come off with a light tug.
exposure Part Shade – Full Sun
drainage In Ground: Cactus Mix, In Pots: Cactus Mix, Tolerates Sandy Soil
fertilizing All Purpose
origin Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa
13, 16, 17, 21–24

Sunset Zones Map

Outdoor Exposure Guide


Full Sun
Six or more hours of sun beams directly landing on the plant's leaves.

Part Shade
Three to five hours of sun beams directly landing on the plant's leaves.

Part Sun
One to two hours of sun beams directly landing on the plants leaves.

Full Shade
The plant is never fully lit by sun beams, but is in a bright spot or has dappled sunbeams playing over the leaves throughout the day.

Deep Shade
The plant never has dappled light on the leaves, and is in a place that feels dim, even on a nice sunny day.


Growing Notes

Deadhead flowers once they are done blooming.
Ever few years when the clump of this plant becomes old and mismanaged a good hard pruning will revitalize it.
Cuttings are easily propagated.

Special Interest

Color can also intensify with winter chills.

Tall, branched yellow star flowers in winter and spring add to the colorful display of this plant.