Kalanchoe ‘zebra’ is a succulent shrub that can grow up to 90cm tall in a garden setting but can also be easily kept under control and grown as a potted houseplant. The leaves are pale green and strongly marked with purple or maroon bands making it one of the more striking succulent varieties.
The flowers are small and vary from purple to green from mid summer on 40cm tall stems.
Succulents need a free draining soil mix. Plants don’t like being too wet so keep on the dry side, the best method is to soak periodically letting the mix dry completely between waterings. They will be happiest in full sun to partial shade but avoid drastic changes e.g. in a south facing window in summer. In winter put them in the brightest window in your home. Remove any dead leaves from the base of the plant as they can be a haven for pests or fungal disease which may kill the plant.
Kalanchoe are easily propagated from leaves or stem cuttings.
Plants supplied in 5cm pots