Kalanchoe Hybrid Behartii is a hybrid of Kalanchoe x beharensis and x millotii native to Madagascar. This variety has a shrubbing habit of 6-12" tall with soft, scalloped silver-grey leaves and flowers that bloom in spring. This compact Kalanchoe cultivar flourishes as a houseplant in a sunny window or bright indirect light. In zone 10, Behartii makes an excellent ornamental addition to a xeriscape or outdoor container. In cold climates, bring containers indoors over the winter. Kalanchoe Hybrid Behartii needs little maintenance or water to flourish in full to partial sun or bright indirect light.
Kalanchoe Hybrid Behartii Selling Tips
Sell Kalanchoe Hybrid Behartii to customers looking for a low-maintenance succulent as a gift, for a rock garden, or to add to a houseplant collection. This hybrid offers silver-grey soft scalloped foliage with a shrubby habit of 6-12" tall and flowers that bloom in spring. Its easy care and compact size make this species a superb houseplant. Grow Kalanchoe Hybrid Behartii outdoors in zone 10 or on a windowsill, where it flourishes in full sun or bright indirect light with little water. Create unique texture and color contrasts by planting Behartii alongside Tomentosa and Marnieriana.
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1. Plant in well-draining peat, sand, and perlite mixture in full or partial sun. Direct afternoon sunlight can burn the leaves of this plant.
2. Water thoroughly and allow the soil to dry completely before watering again.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Kalanchoe Hybrid Behartii, plant one rooted plug per 4-inch container, three plugs per 1-gallon container, or 4-5 plugs per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained mix of peat, sand, and perlite with a pH of 5.6-6.2, EC (2:1) of .50-.75, low feed (100-150 ppm N), daytime temperatures of 68-85, and nighttime temperatures of 58-75. Pinching may promote branching but will delay finishing time. Supply 5,000-7,500 foot candles of light. Water thoroughly and then allow the soil to dry completely before watering again. With no overwatering, any disease is rare among this plant. You may see aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.
White, red, pink, or yellow flowers bloom in spring.
Pinching can promote branching but delays finish time.
Space containers for adequate airflow around the base of each plant and to allow sunlight to penetrate to the soil level.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
You may see aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.
This plant isn't prone to disease. Do not overwater. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.
Planting Kalanchoe Hybrid Behartii Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container, three per 6-inch or 8-inch container, or 4-5 liners per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained mix of peat, sand, and perlite and completely bury the ellepot in the center or equally spaced in the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Kalanchoe Hybrid Behartii Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6-8 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||10-12 Weeks|
|Color||White, red, pink, or yellow|
|Light||Bright Indirect/Filtered, Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 10|