A very attractive succulent, Kalanchoe tomentosa ‘Cinnamon’ gets its name from the deep rusty brown colour of the leaves. Also known as ‘Monkey King’, as well as the Cinnamon ‘Panda Plant’ the leaves are covered in fine hairs which give it extra protection from very hot sun.
Like many succulents the best colours occur when the plant is under stress, from hot sun, cold weather or very low moisture. It is the new growth that has the truest cinnamon colour older growth ending up a deep green
Said to be a form of Kalanchoe tomentosa ‘Chocolate Soldier’ the species itself is very variable and this is just one of a number of outstanding forms from the genus Kalanchoe.
Grow this as a houseplant in a position where it receives good light, on a covered patio or in any position where it is protected from frost and freezes.
Although easy to keep small. this is a plant that can reach 30cm in height in good conditions.
- Botanical Name – Kalanchoe tomentosa ‘Cinnamon’
- Common Names – Kalanchoe ‘Cinnamon’, Kalanchoe ‘Monkey King, Cinnamon ‘Panda Plant’.
- Family – Crassulaceae
- Height – To 35 cm
- Spread – To around 30 cm over time
- Position – Full sun to a little afternoon shade
- Soil – Well drained
- Watering – Only water as the soil dries out.