A HOUSEPLANT is a plant that is grown indoors in places such as residences and offices, namely for decorative purposes, but studies have also shown them to have POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS and as well as help with indoor air purification, since some species, and the soil-dwelling microbes associated with them, reduce indoor air pollution by absorbing volatile organic compounds including benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. While generally toxic to humans, such pollutants are absorbed by the plant and its soil-dwelling microbes without harm.
Kalanchoe tomentosa ‘Teddy Bear’ is a shrub-like succulent plant with short leaves that are densely covered in brownish felt. It is a KALANCHOE, and therefore originates in MADAGASCAR. Its flowers are small, furry, and bell-shaped. Teddy Bear prefers a porous soil with adequate drainage. Protect from frost and provide bright light. It is hardy to 36°F, and can grow to 10″ tall or above. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry. TOMENTOSA is a popular houseplant with dark-red rimmed, velvety foliage.
The kalanchoe tomentosa grows up to approximately 45cm with a thick stem that produces branches and many groups of leaves, ONCE IT MATURES. It is easy to care for. Its blooms are equally velvety and the small, golden flowers appear in spring or summer. At maturity it reaches about 12.0″ tall and 10.0″ wide. This plant is fully rooted in a 2.5″ round, plastic container.
Soft succulents will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a RISK OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or UNDER A GROW LIGHT. They need AMPLE SUNLIGHT, good drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to FULLY DRY BEFORE WATERING AGAIN. Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the MYRIAD WAYS THEY EXPRESS themselves throughout the year, DEPENDING on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.
Kalanchoe tomentosa ‘Teddy Bear’ is a rounder, thicker-leaved form (or “sport”) of K. tomentosa ‘Chocolate Soldier’, discovered on ALTMAN PLANTS growing grounds. Flowers are small, but are quite uniquely, attractively furry, bell shaped and golden ginger in color. Can be planted in patio plantings or even in garden beds in areas with temperate climes. Kalanchoe tomentosa ‘Teddy Bear’ is an Altman Plants introduction. Recommended pairings: Echeveria ‘Black Prince’, Pachyveria ‘Glauca’ “Little Jewel” Bloom time: Spring to summer Size: To 12 inches high and 10 inches wide Plant in porous soil with adequate drainage Provide bright light Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch Hardiness.
Guides or tips in taking care of Kalanchoe Tomentosa ‘Teddy Bear’
Porous soil with adequate drainage. BRIGHT LIGHT TO FULL SUN with AMPLE AIRFLOW. Water thoroughly when SOIL IS DRY TO THE TOUCH.